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Accept No Substitutes! Always Insist on the Advertised Brand! 



JANUARY, 1937 J ^ 



Vol. 26 



No. 1 



n ©C1B 321791 




Fawcett's 
T iir Accurate 
IHt Colorful 

Timely 



MAGAZINE 



W. H. FAWCETT, Publisher 



TED MAGEE, Editor 





— Fawcett photo by Rhodes 
RKO's contract with Margo means divided time 
between stage and screen. But for all her split 
interests, Margo is likely to become an out- 
standing star of Hollywood 



Table of Contents 
SPECIAL FEATURES 

Flood Tide for Spencer Tracy 20 

He thought Hollywood had him licked; then success came! 
Why Barrymore Married Elaine! 23 

How love once again caught up with the Great Lover. 
I'm a Fugitive from the Quintuplets! 24 

Director Norman Taurog tells about the Famous Five. 
The Man Who Acts with His Voice! 26 

Don Ameche was "discovered" sight unseen by Mr. Zanuck! 
Why Errol Flynn is Fleeing Hollywood 31 

The studio knew him as a South Seas vagabond from the first! 
Irene Dunne: a "Lady" No Longer 32 

How a dramatic actress found she was a better comedienne. 
Florence Rice, Chip off the Old Block 33 

Her father is a famous sportsman, and she's just as good! 
Carole Lombard Betrays Herself 34 

Cats, dogs and chickens reveal the real character of this young lady! 

BEHIND THE SCENES 

Train Your Dog the Hollywood Way •■ 40 

It's a cinch to make your pet a well-behaved citizen! 
They Who Live Double Lives ■> 



Resembling a star is one way to find success in Hollywood. 



HOLLYWOOD PRODUCTIONS 

What They're Shooting on the Lots 36 

After the Thin Man 37 

A Strong Sea Drama Regenerates a "Brat" 38 

PICTORIAL SPECIALS 

Hollywood Merry-Go-Round 12 Olivia de Havilland Portrait 30 

Greta Garbo Portrait 27 Hollywood's Monthly Cartoon 39 

Myrna Loy Portrait 28 Rhodes' Eyewitness Photos 44 

Binnie Barnes Portrait 29 Six Steps to a Film Contract! 65 

EVERY MONTH IN HOLLYWOOD 

LeRoy Trademark Contest 6 Hitting on High with Hamm Beall... 50 

Our Readers Write 14 Hollywood Young Stars 52 

iq For Your Entertainment 54 



Win Preston Foster's Racquets 18 

Topper's Film Reviews 42 

Charm School: What the Co-eds Are 



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Karen Morley's Q>ues^ for Curves 58 

Movie Crossword Puzzle 62 

Hollywood Star Gleams 74 



Cover photo by Edwin Bower Hesser; Staff Cameraman: Charles 



Rhode 



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.... A great story by 
JOSEPH CONRAD . . . 
masterly direction by 
ALFRED HITCHCOCK 
of "39 Steps" fame . . . 
a brilliant cast with 
SYLVIA SIDNEY 
OSCAR HOMOLKA 
JOHN LODER and 
DESMOND TESTER 

A RiMARKABLE PICTURE THAT 
NO ONE CAN AFFORD TO MISS 

Coming to your favorite theatre 

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LeRoy Trademark Contest 



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Mervyn LeRoy's latest picture for Warners, Three Men on a Horse, features these top 

notch players (from the left): Teddy Hart, Joan Blondell, Allen Jenkins, Carol 

Hughes, Director LeRoy, Frank McHugh, Edgar Kennedy, Guy Kibbee 



Want To Compete in an easy contest 
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of December 20, 1936 hasn't passed by the 
time you read this offer. But to enter you 
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with Mervyn LeRoy, ace director now 
turned producer, provides this oppor- 
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Mervyn LeRoy's new production com- 
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It is not necessary for you to be an 
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write anything other than a clear descrip- 
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illustrate it, you stand a better chance of 
not being misunderstood regarding the 
conception. 

Read the contest rules printed below, 
then start picturing trademarks in your 
mind. Jot them all down, remembering, 
of course, that those you submit must be 
original. You cannot hope to win a prize 
by copying one already in use. 

Here are the rules: 



1. The contest closes December 20, 
1936. All entries must be in the mail not 
later than midnight, December 20, 1936. 

2. Any reader is entitled to enter ex- 
cept employees and relatives of employees 
of Fawcett Publications, Inc., Motion Pic- 
ture Publications, Inc., or A Mervyn 
LeRoy Production. 

3. It is not necessary to submit a draw- 
ing of the trademark — you can outline 
your idea in words. 

4. Do not submit decorated or fanciful 
entries. 

5. Judges will be Mervyn LeRoy, S. 
Charles Einfeld, director of Advertising 
and Publicity for Warner Bros., and 
Edward Selzer, Publicity Director for 
Warner Bros. Studios. 

6. Contest closes midnight December 
20th, 1936. 

7. In case of ties, duplicate prizes will 
be awarded. 

8. Submit your entry to LeRoy Con- 
test Editor, Hollywood Magazine, 7046 
Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, Calif. 

9. Prize winners agree to sign over all 
right and title to winning designs and to 
accept the prize money as full compensa- 
tion for the same. No entries will be re- 
turned. 

Now get out the pencil and begin jotting 
down your trademark ideas. Your entry 
may be the winning one. 



Accept No Substitutes! Always Insist on the Advertised Brand! 



Another GARY COOPER, JEAN ARTHUR Triumph 

CICBL B. DeMILLE'S 




TL *ptA/NSMAN 



Cecil B. DeMille brings you Gary 
and Jean in their grandest pic- 
ture ... the story of Wild Bill 
Hickok and Calamity Jane, the 
hardest boiled pair of lovers 
who ever rode the plains ... a 
glorious romance set against 
the whole flaming pageant of 
the Old West . . . 



"You've got courage enough 
to kill a dozen Indians . . .why 
haven't you courage enough 
to admit you love me?" 



"Go ahead. Do your worst. 
We'll still be laughing at you. 
Laughing at a great chief so 
small he'd kill two helpless 
persons for spite. 

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"Save your fire, boys, 'til they 
come close and then blast the 
varmints. There's got to be 
room for white men on these 
plains. 



"Gentlemen, my name is Wild 
Bill Hickok and I think we can 
settle everything very . . . very 
peacefully.. .unless somebody 
wants to deal out of turn." 



HOLLYWOOD NEVSREEL 



Pickford-Rogers Betrothal 

As you are reading this item Mary 
Pickford may be packing her bags for 
a tour of the Scandanavian countries, 
after which she will be married to Charles 
"Buddy" Rogers. The long suspected ro- 
mance was revealed in Hollywood at an 
elaborate tea just before "Buddy" de- 
parted on a personal appearance tour. 
"Buddy" is due in England shortly for 
a command performance at the Annual 
King George V. Charity Ball. After that 
he will make a film called Radio Parade 
of 1937, for a British company. The wed- 
ding probably will not take place until 
this work is completed, sometime in the 
early spring. Their plans were kept 
under strictest secrecy until "Buddy" 
Rogers' father slipped up and revealed 
the betrothal. 



Two Favorites Pass 

Out of the annals of age came Chic Sale, 
beginning his work on the screen years 
ago in the evening of life, invariably 
playing the role of an aged man although 
he himself was young in years. As time 
passed by he grew older in fact, younger 
in his roles, steadily heading toward Youth 
on the screen. 

Soon he was to throw aside all make- 
up, reveal himself as he really was, a well- 
preserved man just bordering on fifty but 
looking like forty. He had had a brief 
spell of "hard times," but was rejoicing 
recently in the signing of contracts that 
might quite easily have made him a star. 

Pneumonia struck suddenly a fortnight 
ago, just as he was preparing to do a series 
of feature roles. Before he could get 
before a camera he had fought — and lost — 
a battle with death. 

The "grand old man" of the screen is 
gone without ever having been himself on 
the screen. Thousands of people will re- 
member him through the years not as the 
young man he actually was, but as the 




The death of Charles (Chic) Sale ended one of 
+h j most unusual careers on the screen. Be- 
ginning his screen career in "old man" roles, 
he was working back downward through the 
years and was about to become a "young man" 
on the screen when Death let down the curtain 

quaint, querulous, quizzical old soul with 
a crick in his back and shaky legs. 

Just as the death of Chic Sale shocked 
Hollywood so did the passing of Madame 
Schumann-Heink bring widespread 
mourning. She was rapidly becoming 
known as the "grand old lady" of the 
screen as well as the music world. Thou- 
sands will join us in saying, "Good-bye, to 
you both — God speed in the Adventure 
ahead." 

• • 

Hollywood's New Heart Throb 

About the most popular male in Holly- 
wood in recent weeks is Jack O'Sullivan, 



handsome young soldier brother of 
Maureen O'Sullivan. Jack, a lieutenant in 
the King's Guards in Dublin, came to Hol- 
lywood with his mother for a visit with 
his famous sister, the recent bride of John 
Farrow, a screen writer. No sooner had 
Lieutenant Jack set foot in the movie 
capital than the girls were speculating 
about him. However, he seemed happiest 
when he was out with Ginger Rogers. 



Gary Plans a Safari 

Gary Cooper, who, despite his years in 
Hollywood, is still a lover of the great open 
spaces, is planning on another big game 
hunt in Africa. It will take place some 
time next year and on his safari into the 
elephant and lion country he will be ac- 
companied by his wife, the former Sandra 
Shaw, and by Madeleine Carroll and her 
husband, Captain Philip Astley. 



Sullavan Fools Hollywood 

Margaret Sullavan's marriage to Leland 
Heyward constituted one of Hollywood's 
biggest surprises of the month. Even 
close friends felt that Miss Sullavan, if 
she might be planning any alliance, would 
remarry Director William Wyler whom 
she divorced not so long ago. And on 
the other hand Heyward's long devotion 
to Katharine Hepburn was always re- 
garded in the light of a romance rather 
than a business association as her mana- 
ger. Events such as these make Holly- 
wood prophets a bit shaky. 



Whither Norma Shearer? 

Apparently authentic news reports in- 
dicate that Norma Shearer has disposed ot 
the 35,000 shares of Lcew's stock held by 
her husband, Irving Thalberg, before his 
death. 




Grace Moore gives a party! Here she is shown telling Harry 
Cohn, Columbia studio president, how to play the hand properly! 



— Fazvcctt photo by Rhodes 
Many guests gathered at Grace's party, including these: Valentin Parera (her 
husband), Myrna Loy, Tai Lachman, Boris Lovet-Lorski, Daisy Lukas, Mrs. Adolphe 
Zukor, Cary Grant. Mary Pickford and Loretta Young were there, too! 



THE PICTURE 



Come On, Everyone 

THE PARTY'S 
ON AGAIN! 




P RING oui the old... SWING in ihe 
new! 1937 comes to town in a blaze 
of syncopated merriment as Warner 
Bros, go to town with a superlative 
new edition of "Gold Diggers". Mirth 
and maids and melody. . . lyrics and 
laughs and lovely ladies . . . packed 
with lavish profusion into a glor- 
ious show set to the split-second 
tempo of Warner Bros, musicals! 



DICK POWELL 



JOAN BLONDELL 



GOLD DIGGERS OF 1937 



VICTOR MOORE • glenda farrell • lee ddcon • osgood perkins • rosalind 

MARQUIS • Directed by LLOYD BACON ... A First National Picture with 
songs by Harry Warren and Al Dubin, Harold Arlen and E. Y. Yarburg 



And "Speaking of the Weather", it's fair and 
warmer for everyone concerned when Dick 
lets himself go with that grand new love song 
the tunesmiths made to order for his lady love! 



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To be truly lovely, you must rid your skin of 
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The real cause of disorders resulting in ugly 
pimples may be nothing in the world except a 
lack of the yeast vitamins B and G. When 
these elements are not present in the human 
diet in sufficient quantities, the intestinal tract 
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badly impaired. Constipation is likely to ensue 
and this, in turn, often shows up in pimply skin. 

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Hollywood Newsreel 

(Continued from page eight) 




Conference time does not necessarily mean strict business on a studio set. Here's a pleasant 

session between Eddie Sutherland (director) in the foreground, and from the left: Bobbie Vernon, 

Gladys Swarthout, Frank Chapman (her husband), and Fred MacMurray 



These shares represented an important 
interest in the company that controls 
M-G-M studio and other enterprises. It 
is reported that Miss Shearer sold the 
stock to English interests for more than 
$2,000,000. 

Two important questions arise: Does 
this mean that Norma Shearer is breaking 
all bonds with her past and will quit the 
screen? And, are English interests, none 
too successful in attempting to gain a spot- 
light in the film world, seeking to get a 
foothold in American companies? Only 
time will answer either question. 



Bob Burns Keeps His Head 

An all time high in personality is being 
set by Bob Burns, the Bazooka lad from 
Arkansas. Bob went through plenty of 
downs before he finally got up and now 
that he's making about $400,000 a year he 
refuses to put on a high hat. He is the 
easiest of the biggies in Hollywood to sign 
for a benefit and he's always on tap when 
some charity outfit needs a hand. Around 
Paramount studio workers started calling 
him Mr. Burns, but they had to change 
to Bob to get an answer. 



A Touch of Irony 

There was an ironical ring to a scene in 
Mind Your Own Business at Paramount 
not long ago. Property men went out to 
get some scrap books to use in a sequence 
and they came back with a flock from the 
old Christie comedy studio, now being 



vacated. The books were loaded with 
writeups and pictures of Vera Steadman, 
who was once a top comedy star, but who 
was playing a bit in the particular scene 
in which the scrap books were being used. 



Adolphe's Pride and Joy 

The elaborate nursery Adolphe Menjou 
and Verree Teasdale had built into their 
mansion in the Los Feliz hills a year and 
a half ago when the stork hovered above 
their chimney — and later flew off without 
paying them a visit — finally has an occu- 
pant, and the suave Adolphe is Holly- 
wood's proudest daddy. 

Adolphe II, nine and a half months old, 
was found in the Evanston (111.) Cradle. 
His adoption by the Menjous was legal- 
ized by the Chicago courts. 

Now Adolphe spends his studio luncheon 
periods on Hollywood Boulevard buying 
new toys. 



Bob Taylor's Privacy Gone! 

A Son Comes Home might well be the 
title of a story about the rush trip Bob 
Taylor took to his old home town of 
Beatrice, Neb. He hoped to spend a few 
quiet days with the family after finishing 
his role opposite Greta Garbo in Camille. 
But when he landed, via plane, there was 
a turnout of 12,000 persons, all the stores, 
schools and public offices were closed for 
the occasion, the streets were decorated 
with banners bearing his name and he was 
escorted home by a parade two miles long 



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and having a company of the National 
Guard and four bands. That same evening 
the governor of Nebraska went to Beatrice 
to personally tell Bob how proud his home 
state is of his success. Incidentally, those 
who have been losing sleep over reports of 
a hot and heavy romance with Garbo need 
not worry. It was nothing more than a 
mild flirtation and is all over now. 



Gable's Present to Carole 

When Carole Lombard's most recent 
birthday rolled around, there was a family 
party — and Clark Gable was among those 
present. Clark presented her with a sports 
bracelet in gold and a pedigreed cocker 
spaniel. 



They Play in the Snow 

If you're coming to Hollywood to visit 
your favorite movie stars this winter, be 
sure and bring your snow shoes and skiis. 
With the promise that the Lake Arrow- 
head road will be kept open all winter, 
that fashionable Hollywood rendezvous is 
promising to' give popular Palm Springs 
a run for its money. 

Some of your favorites who are ready 
for the snow and ice at the mile high 
resort, just a short auto run from Holly- 
wood, are: Carole Lombard, Clark Gable, 
George Brent, Elissa Landi, Bob Taylor, 
Jack La Rue, Barbara Stanwyck, Francis 
Lederer, June Travis, Duncan Renaldo, 
El Brendel, Madge Evans, Margo, Rochelle 
Hudson, Cary Grant, Gene Raymond, the 
Marx brothers, Marian Marsh and many 
others. 



Opportunity Knocks 

Here's an opportunity for somebody. 
The New Universal is looking for a group 
of strong and handsome young men to 
play soldiers' parts in The Road Back, 
Eric Remarque's sequel to his famous All 
Quiet on the Western Front. And every- 
body remembers what a role in the latter 
picture did for Lew Ayres. 



That's Hollywood for You! 

The most widely publicized romance in 
Hollywood today is that of Jeanette Mac- 
Donald and Gene Raymond. Now they're 
going to be married — now it's postponed — 
now a date is set — and so forth. The only 
thing sure is that they are much enam- 
oured of each other. They will probably 
be married next June, which isn't exactly 
tomorrow. 



Arliss to Return? 

Rumors are floating around Hollywood, 
traced to film players recently returned 
from London, that George Arliss has not 
done so well in his latest screen ventures 
abroad and yearns to return to Hollywood 
for a picture or two. 

When Arliss was here before his con- 
tract called for $80,000 per picture; a 
town house the rent of which was to be 
paid for by said studio; a car and a 
chauffeur at his disposal during the term 
of his contract and, always, a role for Mrs. 
Arliss in every picture — and at better than 
just a four figure salary. 

Doubtful if that can happen again. 



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Ah, for a California winter' In Hollywood it's nice and warm — warm enough that Lily Pons, 
doing the "picture without a name" for RKO, seeks the shade of a tree to read a magazine 



Style? It doesn't mean a thing when lovely 
Margot Grahame goes a-yachting. The pho- 
tographer snapped this one at Catalina Island 
aboard a nifty schooner 




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What, shorts amid the mountain snows? Rosa- 
lind Keith, Columbia starlet, doesn't seem to 
mind it a bit! We wouldn't kid you — the deer 
is a fake, but Rosalind isn't! 

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Niftiest still of the month! Over on another 

mountain peak Mary Alice Rice posed for this 

swell photo before breezing down a slope. 

Her hair can't look this pretty very long 



— Fazccett flwto by Rhodes 
Midnight in Palm Springs! With a bright 
moon shining overhead, your candid camera- 
man snapped this picture of Dick Powell and 
Joan Blondell still honeymooning at the ro- 
mantic desert oasis! 

HOLLYWOOD 



Hollywood Merry-Go-Round 





Joe Penner (he's on the left, no foolin') played 
circus one day recently with Walter Good- 
enough, world famous clown 



Too much Rocky Mountain hunting for Warner 
Baxter! So he's back from Colorado now, limp- 
ing around with a broken heel! 



Charlie Chaplin and Paulette Goddard were 

hurrying away from the preview of Garden of 

Allah when we snapped this photo 





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H isn't very often you can catch the stars cutting up — but they're just as human as we are! This 
photo shows Charles Lederer, Eddie Sutherland and Loretta Young at Irving Berlin's party 

JANUARY, 1937 



Gary Cooper and his wife the former Sandra 
Shaw, seemed taken aback when the photog- 
rapher snapped this one! 

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Our Readers Write 

But Ri&ht or Wrong — Our Readers! 



She Wins Boyer's Phonograph 

Dear Editor: 

It just accelerates my pulse reading that fans are 
responsible for the recent damage to Margaret Sul- 
Iavan's arm, when it was practically all healed. If 
this is adoration . . . give me complete obscurity! 

Poor Margaret is Europe-bound to rest and mend 
th£ arm that ardent fans damaged in their hectic 
desire to flaunt admiration. 

Is this a civilized country? I think even canni- 
bals leave the injured alone. I cannot understand 
how fans can emote admiration to the point of 
hysteria. Who has forgotten the black mark placed 
against movie fans at the late Rudolph Valentino's 
funeral? That was unforgivable behavior! 

Considering the popularity reaped recently by 
Robert Taylor, he had better look out for both his 
legs . . . and I'd suggest that they put Shirley 
Temple into a cage to protect her from the destruc- 
tive and animalistic "adoration" of their fans. 
Respectfully yours, 

Annette Victorin, 
2109 South 58th Avenue, Cicero, 111. 

Adjudged the best of many letters en- 
tered in the Charles Boyer contest, this 
indictment of "fan-mania" by Reader 
Annette Victorin brings her the star's own 
portable phonograph. — The Editor. 



He-Men to Pennsylvania 

Dear Editor: 

I'm just about convinced that the movie pro- 
ducers are trying to glorify our heroes like Zieg- 
feld glorified the American girl! 

I really admire Franchot Tone and Robert Tay- 
lor very much, but like many others, I am becoming 
very disgusted with the way in which they were 
"made up" to look like boy dolls in motion pic- 
tures. Can't something be done to change all this? 

I'm making this plea in the hope that in the 
future we girls shall see real, masculine heroes in 
our pictures — and not contestants for the most beau- 
tiful and glamorous actor of 1936-1937. 
Yours sincerely, 

Kitty Archibald. 
2008 State Street, Tarentum, Pa. 



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Aren't they lovely, these comely dancers! You'd hardly know that the gents are really gridiron 
stars! Coast conference rules won't let us identify them, except to say they are fighting Trojans 
of the University of Southern California, the Far West's outstanding football team. The girls are 
Katharine Snell, Larry Lane, Helene Mohler and Paula de Cardo. It's a scene for Paramount's 

Rose Bowl 



Douglas in The Gorgeous Hussy. Just because he 
is a new and popular star, th;:y plop him into every 

picture they produce regardless of the fact that 

fans tire of seeing too much of any one player! 
There are too many Robert Taylor pictures all at 
once, and not enough Melvyn Douglas roles. Robert 
Taylor went to the top with a "zoom," and will go 
down to the bottom of the ladder with a "thump," 
while Melvyn Douglas' journey will be slow but 



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: Editor: 

think Metro-Gold wyn-May. 
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r made a serious 
ahead of Melvyn 



Does Billing Fool the Public? 



Why, oh why must Hollywood's publicity de- 
partment do it? Of course, I mean Fool The Pub- 




What stars do 
former's schoon 



on a day off! Allan Jones (left) and Clark Gable take an outing aboard the 
er, the Arlene. Jones is planning a lengthy voyage across the Pacific when he 
can slip away for a vacation 



lie! I refer to the billing of that grand picture, 
The Gorgeous Hussy. As I have always been under 
the impression that the stars' names which were 
given top billing are always the principals of the 
story, I have been at a loss ever since I saw this 
picture to know why Bob Taylor received top billing. 
I know there are a lot of pros and cons whenever 
this gentleman's name is mentioned. I don't think 
it was fair to the real male star of this vehicle, 
Lionel Barrymore, or to the public — to bill this 
picture in this manner. Everyone knows that "Bob" 
is a big drawing card, and that his name is used 
whenever possible, but I don't think top billing in 
this picture was due him. 

I have enjoyed this good-looking ->'Oung- man's 
performances in Magnificent Obsession and Small 
Town Girl very much. I should like to see more 
of him in pictures — but PLEASE don't tire the 
public of him by giving him undeserved publicity! 
Sincerely yours, 

Myrtle Drane, 
4616 Painters Street, New Orleans, La. 

Miss Joan Crawford really drew "top 
billing" in The Gorgeous Hussy, with Mr. 
Taylor billed as her co-star. The names 
of Lionel Barrymore, Franchot Tone, Mel- 
vyn Douglas and James Stewart were also 
prominently mentioned. It is not infre- 
quent that audiences disagree as to who 
is the real drawing card for certain pic- 
tures. — The Editor. 



He's Back Again! 

Dear Editor: 

The November issue featuring Jeanette Mac- 
Donald as its cover subject was truly lovely. How 
about a cover of Claudette Colbert as she appears 
in Maid of Salem? 

Really, I'm not kidding — my name actually is — 
A. Reeder. 

Hollywood Magazine printed in the 
November issue (p. 17) a letter from "A. 
Reeder, Martinez, Calif." with the fol- 
lowing comment: "To Mr. A. Reeder (he's 
kidding us with that alias), our thanks." 
Hollywood's editor, willing to believe 
almost anything, accepts Mr. Reeder's 
claim, conscious of the fact that a Holly- 
wood real estate firm goes by the name of 
Read and Wright, an attorney by the name 
of Peacemaker, a Hollywood dentist by 
the name of Dr. Kruel. — The Editor. 



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Joan Really Real! 



Dear Editor: 

Is there really such a person as Joan Crawford, 
or is she merely a gorgeous shadow of the silver 
screen, a figment of the imagination? Can anyone 
so lovely, so altogether beautiful and warmly allur- 
ing be real? 

Miss Crawford has been my favorite actress for 
several years, and I have seen every one of her pic- 
tures possible. I have never been disappointed in 
her portrayals; her vivid characterizations stand 
forth as a monument to the little salesgirl, Lucille 
LaSeur, who has risen to fame and popularity in the 
past few years. 

Now that the picture-going public has seen what 
an ideal team she and Robert Taylor make, I do 
sincerely hope we shall see them together in a 
modern film. They were excellently cast in The 
Gorgeous Hussy*. 

Sincerely yours, 

Miss Melva Morsberger, 
8 Glenwood Avenue, Catsonville, Md. 



Getting Down to Business 

Dear Editor: 

You done asked f3r it, h^ney chile, now you got 
to take it! I'm rarin' to go! It's the Martin per- 
son's letter which upset me this way. I'm grateful 
for this opportunity to express my opinion — not 
only about Joan Crawford, but about all stars. 

I think it is a fan's privilege to criticize the stars* 
performances on the screen, their clothes, the make- 
up they wear — but this privilege should exist only 
where it concerns screen appearances. 

From the time a star goes home from the studio 
until the time when he reports to work again, I 
honestly believe it is none of the public's business 
what he does! If Joan Crawford wishes to pick 
raisins out of bread, that's her business. If Garbo 
wishes to be alone — that is certainly her own bust- 



f Gene Raymond wishes to 
aid that's his business, but 



As an afterthought- 
marry Jeanette MacDi 
gosh — I'm glad! 

Sincerely, 

Shirley Grossman, 
1048 North Oakley Boulevard, Chicago, III. 

Reader Shirley Grossman's last para- 
graph gives light to a universal fact: mar- 
riage plans of a star (and other matters) 
may be private, but they constitute news. 
Properly handled, it is this magazine's 
purpose to disseminate such news. — The 
Editor. 



The Editor Lends an Ear 

Dear Editor: 

All fan magazines should strive to give their 
readers more authentic information, since their sole 
purpose is to report the activities of the most highly 
specialized, most interesting industry in the world 
— the movies. 

Just as the movies have 
have we, the fans. We 
simply because they ar 
"stupendous," "thunder 
sweetest love story ever told.' 
appreciated and considered. 
stars which are obviously 



utgrown infancy, so 
longer attend pictures 
olorfully advertised as 
melodrama" or "the 
Candid reviews are 
Interviews with the 
fabrications; snapshots 
purported to illustrate the rollicking night life of 
the film folk; manufactured romances; white-washed 
divorces — these are far beneath our present day 
enlightenment. 

Give the producers, the directors, cameramen, 
designers, pay-masters and prop boys a chance to 
tell us some of the whys and wherefores. Let the 
stars express themselves, uncensored, and the ma- 
jority will have some worthwhile viewpoints to 



Help us bee 
than BUNK! 



ie acquainted with reality, rathe 

Sincerely, 

Lilla D. Hudspeth, 
2738 Hatcher, Dallas, Texas. 



Colorful Comments 

Dear Editor: 

The motion picture industry has suddenly dis- 
covered a better way to make color pictures! It 
looks as though color will soon play a large part 
in filmdom! Everyone knows this, and nine-tenths 
of the people are pleased. That's all very fine, and 
I'm glad, too, but I have a point to bring up that 
I'll wager the majority of people are forgetting. 
What is color really going to do to our stars? 

For those of the stars who can handle this new 
development — for those who film as well or better 
in color than they did in black and white — for them, 
let's have color! But for those of our favorites 
who do not film well in color — keep them the way 



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they are. John Gilbert lost out when talkies came 
in, and he wasn't the only one. With each favorite 
who went with the silent pictures, a little extra en- 
joyment went also. We all know that and none of 
us wishes it to happen again. 

So, HOLLYWOOD, remember the result of 
talkies and profit by it. Do not deprive us of ex- 
cellent talent and our favorite stars simply because 
they do not film well in Technicolor. PLEAS£! 
Very truly yours, 

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1209 Sherwin Avenue, Chicago, 111. 



Variety the Spice of Movies? 



Dear Editor: 

As a regular movie-goer, I like 



and then. I find 
motion pictures wher 
a certain type of role. 
Recent months havi 
this: Norma Sheare 
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piquancy, a new delight in 
a star, firmly established in 
cores in one totally different, 
brought striking instances of 
er, the screen's "sophisticated 
js Juliet; suave, courtly Ronald 
cynical, unkempt Sidney Carton 
of A Tale of Two Cities; ultra-modern Joan Craw- 
ford becomes a gorgeous gal of Andrew Jackson's 
day. Most amazing of all to my mind, Spencer 
Tracy follows the dramatic intensity of Fury with 
the quiet restraint of his Father Tim in San Fran- 
It must have taken genuine courage for these 
players to attempt roles so radically different from 
their usual characterizations — and I say more power 
to them — and to others with similar breadth of 
vision. They've given us pleasure which would 
probably have been less keen had others, perhaps 
at first glance better suited to the parts, been the 
ones to portray them. 

Very truly yours, 

Kathleen McKnight, 
533 St. Clair Avenue, Grosse Pointe, Mich. 

Every star hopes for a change in role 
occasionally, and in most cases fear what 
is known in Hollywood as "typing." Many 
fans learn to know certain stars in certain 
roles — and resent their being cast in any- 
thing else. — The Editor. 



Second Fiddle to Shirley? 

Dear Editor: 

I have followed Rochelle Hudson's career for a 
number of years. About four years ago, everyone 
said "Watch Rochelle! She is really going places!" 
The same thing is still being said. She does have 
talent, ambition and everything required to be a 
motion picture star. Why don't the authorities 
give her a break ? She receives only minor, sec- 
ondary roles, usually playing second fiddle to Irvin 
S. Cobb, W. C. Fields, even little Shirley Temple. 
Why hold a girl down who so obviously is capable 
of doing really great things? 

Sincerely yours, 

Jean Mohr, 
P. O. Box 126, Appleton, Wise. 



Backing the Background 

Dear Editor: 

Have you ever stopped to think what an im- 
portant part the skillful musical interpretations and 
incidental music plays in the making of a successful 
picture? 

Many a slow scene can be enlivened by a back- 
ground of proper incidental music. Likewise, an 
exciting scene can be made even more exciting by 
strains of appropriate music accompanying the dia- 
logue and actions of the players. A picture without 
suitable background seems noticeably lacking! 

Hats off to Sid Silvers, Herbert Stothart and all 
those other men who add so capably to the success 
of a picture. 

Yours truly, 

Mrs. Thurlow T. Taft, 
527 Fifteenth Street, Santa Monica, Calif. 



Raising an Eyebrow! 



Dear Editor: 

I was indeed sorry to hear that Marlene Dietrich, 
instead of Merle Oberon. was to be starred in The 
Garden of Allah. Dietrich undoubtedly will give 

a splendid performance critics credit her with 

such — but I'm not so anxious to see the picture as 
I should have been had Merle Oberon been chosen 




Ann Sheridan, attractive Texas redhead, lilces 

her sunshine summer or winter! And if it gels 

too warm, she uncoils the garden hose which 

forms her bed and takes a shower! 



for the role. My reason? Probably the silliest, 
most unfounded one which you could imagine. It*s 
all a matter of eyebrows! 

Somehow, a person having an exaggerated line 
instead of a natural eyebrow line always reminds me 
of a gum-cracking, frizzy-haired nitwit. Domini, 
of the Garden of Allah, is decidedly not that type. 
Dietrich isn't really that type either, and I feel 
sure she would appeal to many more of our movie- 
goers if her eyebrows were natural. 
Sincerely. 

Marie Thompson, 
Firland Sanatorium, Washington, D. C. 



Them's Fighting Words 



In HOLLYWOOD Magazine I read an artHe 
on Gable as a prize-fighter. It stated that Mr. Gable 
learned much about the sport and had been offered 

How 
-as that 
of his 



550,000.00 to go in the ring with Max B 
funny! The reason he didn't take the offer 
he didn't want that football moustache 
smashed all over his mug. 

My advice to Mr. Gable is this: "Before you go 
to fighting with Baer or anybody else, see quite a 
bit more of Carole Lombard if you want to see her 
other than in a hospital! 

Harvey Polk, 
Menfro, Mo. 



Muss 'Em Up, Clark 

Dear Editor: 

I know I am braving the wrath of a million fem- 
inine fans when I write you that I believe Clark 
Gable is definitely miscast as a "straight" leading 
man. The natural charm of the boy from Cadiz, 
Ohio, who has become internationally famous, has 



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been gradually polished away in the effort to make 
him a matinee idol. His talents are, in my opinion, 
confined to hard-boiled roles. Irregardless of how 
dapper and suave he attempts to be, he will always 
prove a poor substitute for Leslie Howard, Herbert 
Marshall or Fredric March. 

We want plenty of Gable but let's have him in 

the rough! 

With best wishes to HOLLYWOOD, 
Jean Gove, 
5239 Dupont Avenue, North, 

Minneapolis, Minn. 



Speaking in Superlatives 

Dear Editor: 

After seeing Romeo and Juliet last evening, I can- 
not but sit down and express to Metro-Goldwyn- 
Mayer my deep appreciation. This masterpiece 
which has been thrilling the world for centuries — 
and will undoubtedly live for countless centuries 
to come has been so superbly filmed, the charac- 
ters so excellently portrayed, the action so real and 
its emotions so tender that one feels as though he 
were actually living in the time of these ageless 

The splendid acting of Norma Shearer, Leslie 
Howard, John Barrymore and others must be seen 
to be appreciated, and once seen it cannot be for- 
gotten! 

Forgive me if I speak in superlatives, but one 
cannot speak otherwise of such a film! 
Sincerely yours, 

Katherine Michadovich, 
449 West 123rd Street, New York, N. Y. 



Keeping One Jump Ahead 

Dear Editor : 

None of us enjoys being in a crowd which is 
"talking over his head." As the conversation at 
sometime during the day or evening usually turns 
to Hollywood, its stars, pictures and gossip, I make 
it a point to be the first one in my home town to 
read the new HOLLYWOOD Magazine. I feel 
that in keeping up with HOLLYWOOD, I'm 
learning all the very latest movieland news. 
Yours truly, 

Adell Maltby, 
Box 74, Desdemona, Texas. 



Are Fans Match-Makers? 

Dear Editor: 

Wouldn't it be nice if the fans could marry *'off" 
their favorite film stars as they please? For exam- 
ple: Jean Harlow to Clark Gable, William Powell 
to Myrna Loy or again to Carole Lombard, Ginger 
Rogers to Fred Astaire, Nelson Eddy to Jeanette 
MacDonald — and so on down the line. However, 
I daresay such an arrangement would hardly appeal 
to the stars themselves. Jean Harlow has eyes 
only for William Powell, and Myrna Loy loves her 
husband, Arthur Hornblow, Jr. That's the way it 
goes with all the stars! They never marry their 
fans' idea of a perfect husband or wife. Too bad! 
Very truly yours. 

Lena Mae Northam. 
Gibson, N. C. (Route 1) 



Miss Northam is undoubtedly right in 
assuming that film celebrities would 
prefer to choose their own mates. The 
majority of fans in all probability would 
rather see their favorites really happy 
domestically, made possible only by the 
culmination of an off-the-screen romance 
in marriage. Personal to Lena Mae Nor- 
tham: How would you like to have a 
stranger write to you and choose Farmer 
Green's son for your husband? — The 
Editor. 



LETTER CONTEST WINNER 
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through the mails. Parker's winning 
letter will be printed in the February 
Issue of HOLLYWOOD Magazine. Many 
other contestants will receive dollar 
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Flood Tide For 
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Hollywood, forever whimsical in its 
"breaks," is starring an actor who 
one year and a half ago was all set 
to take a train out of town and forget the 
screen! 

Spencer Tracy had long been recog- 
nized as a good actor. But he had never 
been "box office." Behind him were only 
mediocre pictures and flops. He was not 
a pretty boy. He was not a great lover. 
He was a man's man and a character actor 
who had spent four years at the old Fox 
studios trying to carry on from The Last 
Mile, Broadway hit which landed him in 
Hollywood. 

Now he has reached the top. He is so 
good his studio has just given him a new 
and more lucrative contract six months 
before expiration of his old one! But 
behind his climb to the top is a saga of 
tragedy and heartbreak, and of a stout 
heart which fought through trying times. 
Helping to put him over when the going 
was toughest was his wife, the former 




Libeled Lady elevated permanently Spencer 
Tracy to Jean Harlow's star realm, and brought 
him a contract renewal far ahead of schedule! 

Louise Treadwell of the New York stage. 
They are enjoying one of Hollywood's 
mythical happy marriages, a bond which 
has been triple-sealed by the vicissitudes 
of twelve long years. 

Blow After Blow 

Tracy is the emotional, serious type who 
really gets "down in the dumps" when 
the breaks come hard. In the early years 
it was all struggle. Many is the time he 
would have forgotten his first love, the 
stage, had not his young bride insisted 
that he keep trying. Her willingness to 
wear the same dress every day and smile 
when she was hungry was the inspiration 
which carried him through that incuba- 
tion period of his acting career. 

He was knocked around from Cincinnati 





Coclcy Spencer Tracy! That's the usual im- 
pression he gives you, but this startling insight 
into the star's career will change that thought! 

to Pittsburg to Milwaukee to New York. 
When the first baby was coming he did 
not have a steady job. Tracy's spirit was 
almost broken when he learned for the 
first time that his little Johnny, now a 
brilliant lad of ten years, was deaf. 

He lost his grip for a spell in Milwaukee 
when he deserted his calling to sell pianos. 
He was saved for the profession by an 
offer from his old stock company to return 
for a doubled figure. 

His powerful portrayal of the Killer 
Mears role in The Last Mile on Broadway 
in 1930 attracted the attention of Holly- 
wood. Fox signed him on six weeks leave 
from the Broadway producers to feature 
him in Up the River. This comedy riot 
won him a long-term contract with 
Fox. 

He had hated Hollywood at first, until 
he saw it as the land of his opportunity. 
Now that things were coming his way he 
sincerely plunged himself into the busi- 
ness of becoming a good actor. Acting in 
itself, with the idea of wrapping up the 
character and presenting the character 
played rather than the ego of the man 
playing it, has always been Tracy's goal. 

Four Years to Nowhere 

There followed a listless quadrennium. 
He appeared in big pictures, billed with 
such names as Joan Bennett, Jean Har- 
low, Sally Eilers, Sidney Fox and El 
Brendel. Yet his pictures were charac- 
terized as mediocrities or flops. Holly- 
wood's encyclopedic publicity machines 
passed him by with puny paragraphs. He 
was discouraged. 

But he had made friends. His good 
nature, sincerity and realness had brought 
him close to Darryl Zanuck, Walter 
Wanger, Frank Borzage and others. He 



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had started Clark Gable on his career by 
introducing him to The Last Mile road 
company. 

Gable's Killer Mears portrayal on foot- 
boards in Los Angeles started him in pic- 
tures. Now Gable says he would "go to 
Hell for Tracy." 

And Tracy was a very close friend of 
Will Rogers. They worked at the same 
studio, lunched together daily, played polo 
together. Rogers had once said, "Tracy 
is the swellest fellow in Hollywood." 
Tracy says today that the biggest thing 
he has taken from Hollywood was his 
friendship with Will Rogers. 

Tempted to Leave 

There was much to hold Tracy here, yet 
he was tempted to leave. "There must be 
some way to crash this town yet," Tracy 
was muttering eighteen months ago. There 
was. 

His brother, Carol, was Spenc's busi- 
ness manager. One evening they were 
having what Tracy expected to be a 
gloomy bull session. He felt more encour- 
aged when he learned two other studios 
had made offers. The brothers decided 
that what was needed must be a change 
of location. 

After talking it over they decided to 
approach Benny Thau, an M-G-M execu- 




In Libeled Lady Tracy proves a good comedian, 
despite his reputation for straight hard-boiled 
roles. You'll pardon ihe informal attire — 
this was just one of the scenes in the picture 
that brought the audience close to hysterics 

tive. Thau invited them to call on him 
that same evening. 

In two hours a contract had been drawn 
up and signed. 

Although the public had not yet paid 
to Spencer Tracy the tribute due him for 
his acting ability, the players associated 
with him in his work were awake to the 
potentialities in this man. Myrna Loy 
was delighted to have him play in her 
Whipsaw; Jean Harlow, who has often 
said, "I wish I could act as well as Tracy," 
was overjoyed when she learned he was 
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THE HITS TO WATCH FOR 

FROM NOW TO NEW YEAR'S DAY 




THE DIONNE QUINTUPLETS 
in REUNION 

with the year's most important cast: JEAN HERSHOLT, ROCHELLE 

HUDSON, HELEN VINSON, SLIM SUMMERVILLE, ROBERT KENT, 

Dorothy Peterson, John Qualen. Directed by Norman Taurog 

"▼■ 

BARBARA STANWYCK and JOEL McCREA 

m BANJO ON MY KNEE 

with Helen Westley, Buddy Ebsen, Walter Brennan, Walter Catlett, 
Anthony Martin, Katherine De Mille. Directed by John Cromwell. 

WARNER BAXTER and JUNE LANG 
in WHITE HUNTER 

i with Gail Patrick, Alison Skipworth, Wilfrid Lawson, George 

1 Hassell. Directed by Irving Cummings. 




CRACK UP 

with PETER LORRE, BRIAN DONLEVY, Ralph Morgan, Helen 

Wood, Thomas Beck, Kay Linaker, J. Carroll Naish, Lester 

Matthews, Duncan Renaldo. Directed by Mai St. Clair. 



LAUGHING AT TROUBLE 

with JANE DARWELL, Delma Byron, Allan Lane, Sara 

Haden, Lois Wilson, Margaret Hamilton, Pert Kelton, 

John Carradine. Directed by Frank R. Strayer. 



SHIRLEY TEMPLE 
in STOWAWAY 

with ROBERT YOUNG • ALICE FAYE 

Eugene Pallette, Helen Westley, Arthur Treacher, 

J. Edward Bromberg, Allan Lane, Astrid Allwyn. 

Directed by William A. Seiter. 

■▼■ 

ONE IN A MILLION 

with SONJA HENIE, ADOLPHE MENJOU, 

JEAN HERSHOLT, NED SPARKS, DON 

AMECHE, RITZ BROTHERS, Arline Judge, 

Borrah Minevitch and his Gang, Dixie 

Dunbar, Leah Ray, Montagu Love. 

Directed by Sidney Lanfield. 



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NEWS FLASHES 



Why Barrymore 
Married Elaine! 



Hollywood Has Another Great Prob- 
lem off its chest at last. 
It took a lot of publicity to do it, 
but Caliban finally got his Ariel — or vice 
versa. 

Things looked pretty black indeed when 
Elaine Barrie, after following John Barry - 
more to California, finally packed her 
things again and returned East with a 
stock company intent upon presenting its 
special version of Petrified Forest to the 
drama-starved world. 

On that dismal occasion Elaine, accord- 
ing to reporters, flung these words oyer 
her fast-disappearing shoulder: 

"Phooey on love. I figured it was either 
John or my career. I figured I was a 
young girl with a future ahead of me. 
I figured John was only a silvery sunset." 

The "silvery sunset," however, was only 
a prelude to a golden dawn. For scarcely 
had Elaine presented her talents on the 
East coast when John, who had up to this 
moment remained discreetly silent, tele- 
phoned her and dictated a rush elope- 
ment 

Just to prove she had been kidding the 
reporters, Elaine bolted out of the theatre, 
gathered up her fond parents in a bundle, 
and hustled to a transcontinental airliner. 

Oh, rosy dawn of life! Oh, blessed Cali- 
ban! 

Arriving in Hollywood, Elaine met 
genial John and brooked no delays. 
Climbing aboard another airplane they 
staged a midnight "elopement" with 
Papa and Momma (Louis Jacobs), with 
all the publicized secrecy a pliable press 
could give them on such short notice. To 
their everlasting credit, let it be said that 
the journalistic world arose to the de- 
mands of the occasion and opened up 
hundreds of front pages for a last minute 
bulletin. 

The Ceremony Takes Place 

Down in Yuma they were blended by 
the town's "marrying justice," Judge 
Earl A. Freeman, who basked and beamed 
in the glory of the occasion. Then the 
couple climbed aboard a train for Holly- 
wood, sat up all night because no sleeping 
accommodations were available. 

Why did they get married, you ask? 
From Elaine's standpoint, a Hollywood 
wag offers a neat solution. It wasn't that 
Elaine liked Barrie less, but Barrymore! 

But seriously, John Barrymore had 
plenty of reasons for marrying, even if 
he doesn't care to discuss them in detail. 
In the first place, for months he has been 
lonesome — lost without anyone else in his 
home. Not that he has remained in soli- 
tude since the failure of his last marriage 
— a Barrymore never sulks in a corner. 
John, as if denying his advancing age, 
moved around with alacrity from coast 
to coast. But all the same, he was lone- 
some. 

Secondly, a man of Barrymore's dis- 
position—he is forever revolting against 
the established order of things — suggests 
the advisability of a balance wheel, which 




Just an old fashioned marriage, a la tintype! Elaine and John Barrymore posed for this 
startling photo immediately upon arriving in Hollywood after their marriage 



Elaine has provided and probably will 
continue to provide. 

Again, Barrymore is an incurable ro- 
manticist. If life should ever cease to 
be glamorous to him, if his romantic eyes 
should ever stop admiring a beautiful 
woman, all would be lost. And Elaine 
quite apparently makes his gallant heart 
beat faster when she rests her provocative 
glance on him. 

But back to the circumstances of their 
elopement. . . . 

Their homecoming was not all it might 
have been. 

Elaine was still a trifle airsick, but 
blushing happily beneath her make-up. 
The early morning dawn was far from 
rosy, and their reception committee was 
a throng of shivering, weary reporters 
and cameramen. The train harmoniously 
groaned to a stop at the Southern Pacific 
station. 

Elaine hopped off with a benevolent 
smile. Barrymore, forever the actor, 
seemed just a trifle uncertain what role 
he should assume. He solved it by as- 



suming none. His classic nose twitched 
against the unromantic atmosphere per- 
meating a railroad station. Establishing 
a formal note of glumness, he posed for 
pictures with the bride and then ran for 
the warmth of a spot indoors. 

Still the press waited breathlessly for 
a great statement to give the world. It 
finally came thusly: 

"Hah! I put over a fast one, didn't I?" 

This was a question which no one cared 
to dispute. And then: 

"This was all arranged by long distance 
telephone (Elaine speaking now) and we 
perfected our plans just as soon as John's 
divorce from Dolores Costello became 
final. When the ceremony finally took 
place, everything seemed enveloped in a 
rosy haze. My golden dream had come 
true! We were married at last!" 

Mother Jacobs flashed a triumphant 
smile for the press. 

"Aren't they darling!" she barely whis- 
pered, beaming all the while. "Isn't it so 
wonderful they are happy!" 

[Continued on page 55] 

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INSIDE STORIES 



I'm A Fugitive From The Quints! 

By 

Norman Taurog 



(The director of Skippy, Huckleberry 
Finn, Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch 
and other childhood epics writes a humor- 
ous, colorful, interesting story of his ex- 
periences with the Dionne Quintuplets 
when he directed them recently in Re- 
union, a 20th Century-Fox picture. — The 
Editor.) 

Darryl Zanuck said to me on the day 
I was boarding a train in Hollywood 
bound for the little town of Callen- 
dar, Ontario, Canada, and the Dionne 
Quintuplets, "Norman, don't try to make 
them act. Just photograph what they can 
do. That's all I ask of you." And, to 
this day I'm not sure whether I detected 
a twinkle in his eye or not. At any rate, 
he had no need to worry. From the day 
I arrived in the little Canadian town. I 
was a fugitive from the Quints. 

Picture this scene: 

Seventeen good men and true — husky, 
healthy, two-fisted guys — hiding like 
quail behind the bushes that dotted the 
grounds of the location in a little Canadian 
town. 

We were sophisticated, hard-shelled 
motion picture men from Hollywood, ac- 
customed to all sorts of unusual exper- 
iences, and usually caring not a whoop 
what happened, come hell and high 
water. 

But, I'll have to admit we hid behind 
the bushes because we were scared! 

Scared of what? Well, we were fright- 
ened stiff of five little toddling baby girls 
who didn't give a whoop who we were nor 
why we were there. 

Suddenly came a loud "s-s-s-sh!" from 
the farthest outpost. 

"The Quints are coming!" 

Behind our various bushes the rest of 
us shushed one another, and endeavored 
to keep well hidden. (We were earnestly 
trying to get some "shots" of the Dionne 
Quintuplets at their natural play.) 

"The Quints are coming!" (This call 
from the second outpost.) 

I crouched with the cameraman behind 
the biggest bush from which we hoped to 
get our scenes. We hoped and prayed, for 
the little minxes had been hard to get. 

"The Quints are coming!" 

"THE QUINTS ARE COMING!" 

"T-H-E Q-U-I-N-T-S A-R-E C-O-M- 
I-N-G!'' ( 

This "shushed" call rising in inflection 
until it seemed to roar in one's ears will 
stay with me long after the Quints are 
grown-up young ladies. 

It means only one thing. When the 
quints do appear, you've got to work fast 
and use every fleeting moment. And you 
mustn't upset them in any way. 

So, as they came into view, we turned 
the cameras loose and shot whatever hap- 
pened. And we came back with some 
rare stuff! 

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It's not all a barrel of fun directing the quints in 20th Century-Fox's new film, Reunion, but 
Director Norman Taurog and Actress Dorothy Peterson are having a gay time here with little 
Emelie and her toy dog. All the quints are normal, happy youngsters 



We have had some very funny experi- 
ences making motion pictures, and I have 
enjoyed more than my share in the 
last decade, possibly because I have 
directed more kid pictures than most 
directors. 

After carefully studying and directing 
widely-contrasting childish temperaments 
such as Jackie Cooper and Jackie Searle 
in Skippy and Sooky, Junior Durkin in 
Huckleberry Finn, and a raft of kids — 
Edith Fellows, Virginia Weidler, Car- 
menita Johnson, Jimmy Butler and George 
Breakston, not to mention Bill Fields' 
"mortal enemy," Baby LeRoy — I felt that 
I could easily qualify as an expert in child 
psychology. 



"Live and learn" is a darned good old 
adage. 

To this day, now that the picture is com- 
pleted, I'm not honestly sure whether 
I directed the Dionne Quintuplets, or 
whether they directed me. 

We were hiding behind the bushes that 
particular day because we knew that any 
one of the five little Canadian princesses 
royal might happen to change her mind 
in the fraction of a second, disappear — 
and then where would our scene be? We 
knew, for example, that we only had one 
hour a day to film the Quints, and I can 
assure you that every fleeting second was 
exceedingly precious to us. 

[Continued on page 61] 




© 20th Cent ii ry-l-o.i 

Nurses, quintuplets, cameramen and Mr. Taurog (extreme right) line up at playtime and shooting's 

ready to start. But not without considerable grief, for these little youngsters are abounding 

with mischief! Besides they don't Imow they have become film stars! 



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DORIS NOLAN ...... 

The new fan topic of the nation! -•'_■ ....,.** 

GEORGE MURPHY vv! ;£%*"; 

Broadway's greatest dancing star! !!*.••" "C*t* 

HUGH HERBERT '}'"' '[^ 

GREGORY RATOFF 

HENRY ARMETTA ' . ".'.'. j'yX 

Filmdom's top comics together for the first ,.„.' ■■'.'"-: 

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GERTRUDE NIESEN '.; " 

Radio's greatest songstress ! i_i 

ELLA LOGAN ' '' IfM 

Internationally famous radio & night club star! '.; 

THE THREE SAILORS 

They're nuts to everybody! 

PEGGY RYAN 

Eleanor Powell's protege and dancer supreme ! 

GERALD O. SMITH 

Where fun is — there he is ! 
JACK SMART 

Famous stage comedian & March of Time star ! 

MISCHA AUER 

Remember the gorilla man of 
"My Man Godfrey"? 

CHARLES R. ROGERS, Executive Producer 



THE WHOLE WORLD WILL 
BE WHISTLING THESE SONGS 

"I Feel That Foolish Feeling Coming On" 
"There Are No Two Ways About It" 
"Blame It On The Rhumba" 
«» "Fireman Save My Child" 

in "I've Got To be Kissed" 

"Top Of The Town" 
"Where are you? " 

SONGS AND LYRICS 

By Jimmy McHugh and Harold Adamson, th 
greatest song hit team in pictures! 

STORY AND SCREENPLAY 

By three writing Aces: Charles Grayson, 
Bob (Academy Prize Winner) Benchley and 
Brown Holmes! 

DIRECTOR 

Walter Lang who gave you "Love Before 
Breakfast!" 

GOWNS AND SETS 

By John Harkrider, illustrious Ziegfeld set and 
wardrobe creator! 

DANCES 

By Gene Snyder, famous director of the New 
York Music Hall Rockettes! 
LOU BROCK, Associate Producer 



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Features for January 

The Man Who Acts With His Voice! 



Most Fascinating-To-Watch thing 
about Don Ameche is that amazing 
"slow-take" personality of his . . . 

It's got Hollywood baffled, because this 
sort of personality isn't at all the thing 
that's supposed to go with movie stardom. 

He's no Clark Gable, or Bob Taylor, 
this new screen sensation from the radio 
world. He doesn't kayo you with one of 
those reach-out-and-smack-you-down 
personalities. Roomfuls of people don't 
stop talking when he enters. Girls don't 
flock around him the moment he appears. 

"As a matter of fact," a friend of his 
sums him up, "He's the kind of guy you 
don't remember meeting the first time . . ." 

But then he sneaks up on you. Subtly, 
that "slow-take" personality goes to work 
and moves in on you. And before you 
know it, you're wondering how you ever 
got along at all before you'd met him. 
Suddenly, you find you like him better 
than a dozen or so of the fellows you 
thought you were crazy about. You've 
become a Don Ameche fan — and you begin 
to understand how and why this young 
son of an Italian saloonkeeper is going 
places in a big way in movies. 




In his newest picture, One in o Million, Don 

Ameche plays the love interest with Sonja 

Henie, famous ice skater 

You know him now as the dark-haired 
young man in Ramona, or as the young 
doctor who nearly ran away with Ladies 
in Love, or as a couple of brothers (he 
played both roles) in Sins of Man. Or 
maybe you just know him as the new 
movie find who came out of Darryl 
Zanuck's radio loudspeaker one day when 
Darryl, that star-finding boss of 20th Cen- 
tury-Fox, was hard up for a leading man. 

That is, Don's voice came out. But that 
was enough. It got him the break he 
needed. And now Don is headed for huge 
things on the screen. And because you'll 
soon be raving about him, if you aren't 
already, I'm going to tell you something 
about his life — and a lot of other things 
about him that you won't read in any of 
those other biographies that'll soon be 
filling the newspapers and magazines 
about him. 

As I mentioned, he's the son of a saloon- 
keeper. It's characteristic of Don that he 
doesn't try to hide the fact. He doesn't 

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Presenting to you the young radio personality, Don Ameche, whose overnight 
career with 20th Century-Fox has sent him flying to the top in popular appeal 



see why he should. "For 38 years, my dad 
was the best saloonkeeper in Kenosha, 
Wisconsin," says Don, "and no man ever 
left his saloon drunk, and that, I think, 
gives him one leg on fame." 

From a Large Family 

Papa and Mama Ameche had eight chil- 
dren. Don was one of them. He wasn't 
named Don — he was christened Dominick 
Felix Ameche. But all that was too much 
for his playmates. They cut it down to 
"Don." "Don" was easier to say, so "Don" 
it became. Right now, the metamorphosis 
of the name's being carried to the end of 
the cycle by Director Sid Lanfield, who's 
bossing Ameche in One in a Million. Sid. 
who does nutty things for no reason at 
all, is calling him "Donald." . Ameche 
doesn't mind. As a matter of fact, he 
doesn't mind anything, very much. But 
that's getting ahead of the story . . . 

Eight children, planning their future 
lives, are liable to get a bit confusing. 
Don, as a youngster, thought he'd like to 
become a lawyer. He studied law a bit, 
here and there, but never got very far at 
it. He got further in school dramatics, 
instead, and one day a player in a stock 
company in Madison, Wisconsin, got hurt 
and the head of the outfit had to go to the 
college drama club for help. He got Don, 
who learned the injured actor's role be- 
tween lunch and matinee time and made 
a hit. That ended young Ameche's law 
career and started his professional career 
instead. 

The Turn in the Road 

He had the usual ups and downs of 
struggling actors. He did all the usual 
things — stuck cardboard soles in his shoes 
when the leather wore out, and ate beans 
at a nickel a plate for days on end, the 
while he aspired. But aspirations didn't 



get anywhere until Lady Luck led him 
into a place where they were giving radio 
auditions. That was the big turning point 
in his life. 

For the past six years, as a result, you've 
been getting acquainted with Don, if 
you're any sort of • dial-twiddler at all. 
You've heard that baritone of his on the 
Grand Hotel program, in Betty and Bob 
— and right now, you're hearing it in the 
First Nighter broadcasts. Maybe you're 
one of the thousands of fans whose fan- 
mail has put Don Ameche's name at the 
head of the list of radio favorites. 

All this time, things were getting 
tougher and tougher in Hollywood in the 
leading-man situation. Producers were 
tearing their hair, looking for new Gables 
and Taylors and Flynns. Among them 
was Zanuck, who is a radio fan. 

One night, Zanuck heard a voice in a 
radio program. It hit him hard. It was 
Don Ameche's voice. Don's voice has hit 
lots of people hard, but all it ever got him 
up to then were a lot of fan-letters and a 
good radio salary. This time, it got him to 
Hollywood. 

"If he isn't too bad-looking, we can use 
him," said Zanuck. Now, Ameche is no 
collar-advertisement, but he's not bad- 
looking. Zanuck decided to use him. 
Well, you know the rest, already, if you're 
a movie fan — and if you're not, you won't 
be reading this story about Don any- 
way. 

Now as for the man Ameche, himself — 

He's not spectacular. A lot of people 
are going to have trouble writing about 
him, because he isn't what they call "good 
copy." He doesn't raise snakes, or go 
bathing in neighbors' swimming pools, or 
get chased across the nation by an 
Ariel, or get divorces or scandals or 
things . . . 

[Continued on page 68] 

HOLLYWOOD 



Never has Garbo appeared more lovely than 
she does in Camille, her first picture of 1937! 
Garbo smiles — and the world smiles with her! 




Myrna Loy faces the New 
Year with every reason to be 
happy! Eminently success- 
ful in M-S-M's Libeled 
Lady, she Is ready to shoot 
at new box office records 



And no wonder Binnie Barnes 

smiles! The year of 1936 did great things 

tor her. Already she has made three pictures for 

the new Universal, and she's just getting started! 




1 «<5 
1 




When Olivia de Havilland smiles, her eyes smile with 
her. Anthony Adverse and Charge of the Light Bri- 
gade are two of her latest triumphs, with more to come! 




News Scoop for January 



Why Errol Flynn is Fleeing Hollywood 



To Some Mortal souls on this earth the 
call of the South Sea islands is greater 
than any other thing in the world. To 
them the Song of the Islands is more than 
a beautiful tune, a romantic interlude. It 
is a call to adventure in unknown places, 
an urge to move restless feet toward the 
mystery of antiquity, a willingness to 
dare uncharted reefs for the beckoning 
things beyond. 

Errol Flynn is one of these souls, for- 
ever restless, forever in the pursuit of 
adventure. For him there is no glamour 
in the present, not even in glamorous 
Hollywood. The restless, haunting look 
you see in his eyes is not from clever 
acting. The Errol Flynn of the screen is 
Errol himself, a man of the far horizons 
who refuses to linger long in one place. 
And lately he has heard the call of distant 
lands. 

Errol was just completing work on 
Another Dawn for Warner Brothers when 
we talked with him about the mysteries 
of Tahiti, and other islands so remote that 
they remain nameless to this day. 

"I guess the South Seas would lure most 
anyone," he told us, pacing up and down 
the sound stage floor as the cameraman 
worked for new shooting angles. "I don't 
think I'm much different from anyone 
else. We'd all go down there if we could. 
I guess the only difference is that I am 
going just as soon as I wind up this pic- 
ture." 

And there the difference is, as plain a 
fact as you could ask for. The lure of big 
money as a dashing movie star, the adula- 
tion of fans all over the world, the peace- 
fulness of serene security — these things 
mean nothing at all to Errol Flynn. 

You doubt that? 

Then consider the facts. Errol has been 
in pictures only a brief year. He was 
"discovered" while the studio was testing 
for the lead in Captain Blood. It needed a 
dashing young man full of the spirit of 
adventure. Fate gave Errol that particu- 
lar screen test, and overnight he became 
one of Warner's most triumphant person- 
alities. 

The studio knew its man all too well. It 





In Charge of the Light Brigade Errol Flynn plays another dashing, adventurous role. Finished 
with this and two other pictures, Flynn is deserting Hollywood. Read why in this article! 



Years of adventure in the South Seas made 
Errol Flynn a husky, stalwart adventurer. 
He'll stack up nicely with Atlas anytime! 



deciphered that faraway look in Flynn's 
eyes and sent out an order that might well 
have read like this: 

"Attention all producers: we have a 
marvelous hit in Errol Flynn. But he is 
a natural born adventurer who is hard to 
hold in one spot. Maybe we can keep him 
inside Hollywood for a year, but not much 
longer. Do things fast with him." 

Of course they didn't send out that exact 
order. But it is a fact that Errol, in that 
brief year, completed not only his first 
picture, but leads in the following master- 
pieces: Charge of the Light Brigade, An- 
other Dawn and Green Light. 

All of these pictures are top notch pro- 
ductions. Most stars would consider it 
good fortune to do only one of these in a 
year. With the exception of Green Light. 
all of the films are costume pictures. And 
in Green Light Errol plays the role of 
a doctor who flees misfortune, battles 



spotted fever amid the backwoods rough- 
ness of Montana. So you see he is funda- 
mentally the adventurous type of man in 
all three films. 

Captain Blood made such a hit that they 
ran it many months longer than usual. 
Charge of the Light Brigade's release was 
held up for that reason. Last month we 
previewed the latter picture. It will make 
your masculine or feminine heart pound. 
Adventure is here in copious quantities, 
and romance too. It is another tremen- 
dous Errol Flynn hit. Soon you will be 
raving about the picture, and it seems 
destined for as long a run as Captain 
Blood. 

That means only one thing: it will be 
many months before both Another Dawn 
and Green Light are released to the the- 
aters, and it is during these months that 
Errol will venture into the South Seas to 
[Continued on page 71] 

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Hollywood Spotlights 



Irene Dunne: A 
"Lady" No Longer 



Millenniums Come and go in Holly- 
wood. Small millenniums, of course, 
but eminently important just the 
same. This month a shocking millennium 
has come for Irene Dunne. One that 
pleases her no end. She isn't a lady any- 
more . . . 

For years, ever since 
she made such a tre- 
mendous hit in Cimar- 
ron, Irene has had to 
endure the title of Hol- 
lywood's Number One 
Lady. That is a pretty 
serious responsibility. 

Irene has borne it 
bravely enough, despite 
the fact that she ob- 
viously disliked such 
an all-inclusive label. 
But the producers, in- 
stead of helping her shed it, have con- 
tinued the tradition on through the years, 
clear up to now. 

Showboat started out to preserve her 
reputation, then faltered and gave Irene 
an opportunity to do a blackface number 
and a very unsophisticated galavantin' 
dance. Partly by contrast to her usually 
serene self and partly by way of being 
different, lovely Miss Dunne put audiences 
the world over into hysterics with this 
cute number. 

And that's partly what brought about 
the millennium. 

"After making Showboat, I ran off to 
Europe," Irene explained one day while 
trying to give an interview and supervise 




Film Director 
Boleslawslc! 





In Theodora Goes Wild 
ately drops the "lady' 
comedy. You'll be amazed 

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Irene Dunne deliber- 
pose and turns to 



at the contrast 



Berry picking may be a thing of beauty if 
Douglas it means scratches to be sponged 

decorating of her new Holmby Hills man- 
sion. "I was a little afraid of that number 
— they had never let me do anything ap- 
proaching it before in pictures. But just 
before I left, Columbia came to me with 
plans for producing a film that was sheer 
comedy. They called it Theodora Goes 
Wild. The thought of losing the reputa- 
tion as The Perfect Lady tickled me, 
but I was just a little leery of straight 
comedy." 

Irene suddenly paused in her conversa- 
tion to supervise installation of Venetian 
blinds in one of the attractive white- 
walled rooms of her home. But when she 
came back she plunged directly into the 
discussion. 

"This made me move even faster in the 
direction of Europe. The threatening 
clouds of war on the Continent looked 
like nothing compared to what was in 
store for me. 

"In Paris I visited with Madame Curie's 
daughters, learned something of that great 
woman's character by way of preparing 
myself for a picture I will do soon.* I 
stayed over there just as long as I could, 
hoping this comedy idea would blow over 
before my return. 

"That was a very poor guess. Columbia 
was more than ever determined that I 
should do Theodora Goes Wild with 
Richard Boleslawski directing." 

The shuffle dance in Showboat indeed 
had proved a boomerang. It brought 
about Irene's own personal millennium, 
and within a fortnight she was com- 
mencing her first assignment as a com- 
edienne. It was her job to start out as a 
respectable small town girl (in a very 
narrow community!) and then turn loose 
with a spree in New York. 

Irene was not too sure of herself when 
she started out. She was lucky in being 
given the jovial, round-faced Boleslawski 

*As her next serious film Miss Dunne will play 
the title role in Madame Curie for Universal. She 
considers it one of the greatest opportunities yet 
offered her. 



pictures, but to Irene Dunne aTid Melvyn 
n between shots for Theodora Goes Wild 



as her director. Puffing on his under- 
slung pipe, Boleslawski would sense a re- 
luctance or timidity on the star's part, re- 
assure her she could handle the scene. 
You can judge her success for yourself 
when you see her in the picture. "Sneak" 
preview audiences sent in more than 
double the usual number of comments by 
mail, left the theatre praising her work 

A Natural Cut-up 

As a matter of fact, there is no good 
reason why Irene shouldn't make a first 
rate comedienne. In actual life her friends 
[Continued otv page 67] 




Ouch! You would yell too if Irene Dunne in 
a playful mood yanked your hair like this. A 
scene typical of Melvyn Douglas' recent film 

HOLLYWOOD 



Hollywood Spotlights 



Florence Rice: 

Chip off the Old Block 



Florence Rice, besides being beautiful, 
is an unusual girl. She is a swell 
athlete with a fine sense of sportsman- 
ship, something she learned from her 
famous father, Grantland Rice. She is 
also — and now we're telling a secret — an 
ex-champion prize-fighter! 

It was at the tender age of eight that 
Florence rolled up her sleeves and won 
the championship of her class in school. 
Let's listen to her own simple confession, 
made after due coaxing: 

"The fight," smiled the M-G-M player, 
"was literally thrust upon me. I came on 
the school yard one morning to find a boy 
in my class twisting the arm of a little girl 
who sat in the same aisle with me. She 
was crying, he was scowling and acting 
the bully — and I was angry. So angry, I 
was challenging him to a fist fight. And 
then, before I knew it, some youngster had 
scampered across the street to his home 
to get his set of boxing gloves. 

"From then on there was no chance to 
make a graceful exit and I was still furious 
enough to fight. The bully put on his 
gloves and so did I. Quite a crowd had 
gathered around by then, yelling their 
encouragement and begging that I step in 
and 'sock him one!' The next thing I 
knew I was flat on my back, madder than 
ever but wondering in a detached way 
how I ever would get up. But I kept on 
asking myself what Dad would say if he 
saw me trying to back out of a tight corner 
without fighting. His 'come back smiling' 
philosophy worked out then as well as it 
ever has since. I got up, swung a girlish 
fist that caught Mr. Youngbully right on 
the nose. 

"The blow was strong enough to bring 
tears, a trace of blood for him and the 
championship for me. The battle was 

Sailing, Sailing 



MW 




They can't keep Florence from having a good time — and they don't want to! She's part of 
the sparkle around any production unit. Here she is shown with a famous dog actor 



over right then and there. I was king pin." 
"The paternal influence is as strong as 
ever, then?" we ventured. 

"Stronger," Florence declared emphat- 
ically. "If you can't come back smiling 
in this movie game where competition is 
so fierce, you might as well stay down 
once you're knocked down." 

An Honor She Dodges 

Referring to the paternal influence. 
Florence idolizes her famous Dad and 
scorns those who consider newspaper 
writing second rate. 

She also hates to be known as "Grant- 
land Rice's daughter." 

"I've been strictly on my own ever since 



the night I made my first stage entrance," 
she said soberly. "I've never asked for 
help from Dad to further my career, and 
he's been kind enough and wise enough 
not to offer it; but I did learn the value 
of sportsmanship from him and for that 
I'm deeply grateful." 

"In other words, you practice what he 
preaches. Is that it?" 

"Precisely that. And it's been rather 
hard, too, for girls as a rule don't under- 
stand the term 'sportsmanship' in the 
same sense that a man does. Most of us 
like to purr like kittens and scratch like 
cats. Now I'm going to answer your next 
question before you have time to ask it — 
strange as it may seem, Dad never en- 
[Continued on page 70] 

Grable, Foster & Rhodes 




Soup's on! Betty Grable prepares the lunch 
aboard Preston Foster's power cruiser, Zoa III 



Here's Preston down in the engine room, turning 
mechanic as the call for dinner echoes his way 



Well fed and happy! Eric Rhodes holds his 
tongue while Preston and Betty sing a ditty 




JANUARY, 1937 



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Feature for January 



Carole Lombard Betrays 



Carole Lombard never gave a better 
performance in her life than she did 
as Irene in My Man Godfrey. It was 
an acting job born of feeling, sincerity, 
and above all, naturalness. This latter 
quality is the most difficult of all to achieve 
in any screen performance. But Carole 
achieved it by allowing her own person- 
ality to come through, as she had never 
done before. 

She did, literally, betray her real char- 
acter to the public. 

A close friend of Carole's was once 
asked, "What is she really like . . . her 
disposition, her character, I mean?" 

"Well," answered that friend wryly, 
"that all depends on which picture she 
happens to be making at the moment." 

Even Carole had to laugh when she 
heard it, for no one appreciates her own 
plasticity more than she does. Usually 
she is a different person, at least out- 
wardly, with each part that comes along. 
No one at Paramount will forget that 
phoney accent she used off the screen as 
well as on, all during the making of 
The Princess Comes Across. Before that, 
during the production of Hands Across 
the Table, she was strictly the hard-boiled 
manicurist all over the lot, even to the 
simple little uniform-like dresses she 
seemed to get a yen for. And so on and 
on, back, back . . . back to Twentieth 
Century when Carole for a time (and for 
a laugh, if the truth must be known), was 
flouncing around just like that movie's 
version of a movie star. In fact it was 
such an old habit — and such an amusing 
one — that when My Man Godfrey rolled 
along, and Carole went back and forth, 
to and from the studio, without bringing 
home any new accents, mannerisms, or 
gags, her friends grew alarmed. "What's 
the matter? Don't you like your part? 
Isn't it a very strong one? You don't seem 
very much wrapped up in it!" 

"Quite the contrary!" laughed Carole. 
"I'm so much wrapped up in it, that there's 
nothing left over to bring home!" 





Carole Lombard changes personalities with her 

screen roles. Here she Is as she looked two 

years ago while making a picture for Howard 

Hawks — an entirely different personality 



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Don't guess twice! This is the madcap Carole 
you saw in My Man Godfrey. In this she really 
gave herself away! Read this amaiing story! 



Similarity to Life 

But still no one realized how much 
Carole was putting into that part, night 
and day, drawing on every clever man- 
nerism, every intonation that she had 
ever seen and heard in girls of Irene's 
type — until the picture was thrown on the 
preview screen. Then they marveled and 
roared and critics applauded with the 
most complimentary adjectives. 

But the amazing thing is that in certain 
parts of the picture many of Carole's 
friends chuckled at the similarity between 
the mad harum-scarum Irene and the 
equally mad harum-scarum Lombard. Of 
course Irene was also very naive, and in 
this respect no two girls could be more 
different — but in Irene's? lighter, giddier 
moments, Carole's friends couldn't help 
saying, "If that isn't Carole all over!" (If 
that isn't Carole as only her friends know 
her, we might add.) 

For example, when the theme of the 
story was made clear in the first reel — 
Irene was to adopt the Forgotten Man, 
Bill Powell, as her protegee — Mitch 
Leison, a director whom Carole calls 
"Pops," leaned over to his companion, 
grinned and chortled, "Get that! Carole 
and her protegees . . . she's crawling 
with them!" 

What Mr. Leison had presented rather 
facetiously and with some slight exagger- 
ation is nevertheless the truth. Carole 
Lombard is always sponsoring somebody 
or something. Not so long ago there was 
Alex, the little colored boy who had 
hitch-hiked all the way from South Caro- 
lina to get a job in the movies, but who 
had wound up carrying George Raft's 
makeup tray instead. 

Carole ran into him one day on the lot 
took one look at his black shining face, his 
very toothsome white grin and started 
laughing. Then when she heard his high- 
cracked voice, his rich southern dialect. 



she took him under sponsorship com- 
pletely. She told everyone how funny he 
was, went around boosting him for a 
movie job, even sent him on dozens of 
fake errands to the front office, "So these 
movie moguls can see for themselves what 
a riot he is." Every morning little Alex 
would come to her dressing room door 
and always he asked the same thing, "Ya 
don't supposin' I could gitcha somethin' 
this mawnin', do ya, Miss Lombard?" and 
then always when this Lady Bountiful 
would speak to him, the very sound of her 
voice sent him into the same jitters. He'd 
back into all the furniture, fall all over 
himself, generally make himself a nui- 
sance. But Carole didn't care. She loved 
it, laughed at him, talked right back at 
him in his own high voice, imitating his 
dialect. And in the end she did get him 
several good jobs. Alex won the start of 
a motion picture career . . . George Raft 
lost a makeup boy. 

Another Experience 

After Alex there was a wardrobe girl 
whom Carole helped to open a dress shop 
of her own. After the wardrobe girl, there 
was her butler Phil, whom Carole urged 
out to see the world. Not because he was 
a poor butler and she wanted to get rid of 
him. Quite the contrary, he was the best 
she ever had. But Phil had confided on 
one occasion that he wanted to see the 
world. It was the desire closest to his 
heart, his greatest ambition. 

A few months after that Carole heard 
of a well-to-do family who wanted a serv- 
ant to tour the world with them. She put 
the proposition up to Phil and arranged 
for him to go. It was a sad parting . . . 
Carole would never find another butler 
like Phil . . . but youth must be served! 

Oh, there were dozens of cases like that. 
Carole is always organizing someone else's 
life and ambitions . . . seems to take just 
as much enthusiasm in the future of others 
as she does in her own. Her present pro- 




Not husband and wife as they once were, but 
leading players in (Jniversal's mad comedy, My 
Man Godfrey. It's hard to tell whether Wil- 
liam Powell or Carole was the wildest, funniest! 

HOLLYWOOD 



Herself 



tegee is Margaret Tallichet, a very pretty 
girl from the south, who won a beauty 
contest and was brought to Hollywood to 
get into pictures. But, as is the fate of so 
many beauty winners, she soon found that 
the only job she could get was a secretarial 
one. She was lucky, though, in this re- 
spect . . . she got her job in the publicity 
department of Paramount. Carole saw 
her, thought she had great screen possi- 
bilities, and arranged for her to study with 
the Paramount dramatic coach. Another 
Lombard protegee on the way to fulfilling 
suppressed desires! IRENE and Carole 
are certainly alike on that score. 

Again in the picture, if you will recall, 
IRENE caused no little disturbance by 
riding a cabby's horse into the library one 
night. This scene was not an actual part 
of the picture, but you heard about it the 
morning after. This is something which 
no one would ever put beyond Carole. 
There are no actual records in the police 
department to show that Carole ever did 
this identical trick, but her love for the 
"furred and feathered folk" did bring her 
in close proximity with the Bel Air City 
Fathers not so long ago. 

Carole's Farming 

Carole had just moved into her new Bel 
Air home which she decided to call THE 
FARM because there was an empty 
chicken coop out back, and nailed up a 
sign accordingly. Came her birthday and 
the colored help in the kitchen, Edmund, 
Ellie and Jessie decided, for a laugh, (any- 
one who even works for her gets that way 
too), that they would give her a rooster 
and two hens for a present, named after 
themselves. The fowls had big red rib- 
bons tied about their necks, and were 
cooped up in a box under the breakfast 
table when Carole came down. The 
rooster crowed, the hens clucked, and at 
the same moment three black heads 
shouted "Happy Birthday!" from the 
kitchen door. Carole screamed with 
laughter, told them it was the most won- 
derful present that anyone could have 
thought of, and that even though they had 
been intended as a gag, she was going to 
keep them. "I just love them!" she 
shouted, "And besides — " striking a typi- 
cal IRENE pose number six-and-a-half — 
"Comes the revolution and I want to have 
eggs in my back yard!" And so three fowl 
in search of a coop found one! 

It was then that the trouble began. Ed- 
mund, the rooster, began crowing early 
the next morning — at five-thirty. Carole 
knew it was against the law to keep 
chickens in swanky Bel Air, so she 
promptly got up and invited him in, hoping 
to calm him. 

But Edmund had to have his crow 
anyway, so crowed even more loudly, it 
seemed, from the Lombard window sill. 
It became quite a problem. 

As days went by Carole tried every 
which way to divert him. She even tried 
having all the other animals in to enter- 
tain him. First the two daschunds would 
file in sleepily, then the Pekinese, then the 
cocker spaniel, then the chickens, then 
the cat. They all sat or lolled around 
looking very bored while Carole tried to 
talk them all into the most cozy quiet. 
But it was of no avail; Edmund got so he'd 
even crow from the middle of the living 
[Continued on page 66] 

JANUARY. 1937 




Cool beauty — that's Carole Lombard when she pauses long enough to assert her charms for the 
camera. But Carole is usually too busy to care just how she looks! 

35 



What They're Shooting 



Mirth pictures seemed to predomi- 
nate as we made our usual swing 
about the studios this month to see 
in the making some of the pictures you 
shortly will be seeing at your favorite 
theatres. 

Comedians, we found, were "strutting 
their wares" almost as much between 
scenes as they did for cameras and record- 
ing. For drama, Captains Courageous, 
held our interest, and the ice extrava- 
ganza that will bring Sonja Henie to the 
screen in One in A Million, was a distinct 
revelation. 

Two of the outstanding comedies we 
looked in on are Top of the Town and 
College Holiday. Let's look them over: 

Top Of The Town 

If you can imagine making an important 
song and dance picture with nine come- 
dians cavorting among the lights, micro- 
phone booms and cameras, you have an 
idea of conditions in the elaborate sets 
that housed the shooting of Universal's 
Top of the Town — and a hint of why the 
sets were closed against all comers. 

It took an act of Providence, or some- 
thing, to get us inside the famous Moon- 
beam Room set — which was about a block 
square in size, and, as you'll notice when 
you see the picture, is an artist's idea of 
what the world's most ambitious night 
club will be twenty-five years from now. 
Equipped with everything the most mod- 
ern club of that date could have, includ- 
ing automatic dodads of all kinds, and 
an impressive television recording and 
transmitting set, this layout would have 
held anyone's undivided atention, if it 
hadn't been for the group of comedians 
engaged to keep the picture moving at 
high speed. 

But this gang, led by such sure-fire rib 
splitters as Hugh Herbert, Gregory Ratoff, 



Henry Armetta and Mischa Auer. and 
augmented by the wild stunts of the fa- 
mous stage slapstickers, The Three Sail- 
ors, would take one's eyes off any spec- 
tacle in the world. When they weren't 
gagging before the camera, they were 
cutting up behind it — and their antics car- 
ried them in to other sound stages and all 
over the lot. 

Production screwiness reached an all- 
time height on the Universal lot during 
the shooting of My Man Godfrey, but set 
workers who served on both pictures 
claim that Top of the Town topped even 
that hilarious opus when it came to out- 
and-out, knock - down - and - drag - out - 
comedy, because the range of gags and 
horse-play lying between Ratoff's accent, 
Herbert's screwy ideas, Ella Logan's mim- 
icking and the Three Sailors' clowning in- 
cluded everything from mirth to mayhem, 
and that one never knew whether to ex- 
pect an artistic thrust of wit or a re- 
sounding wallop with a barrel stave. 

To stand and admire sets, dance rou- 
tines or lighting, without your back up 
against a wall was inviting disaster when 
those gentle wagsters were abroad. 

In those sequences when Doris Nolan, 
as the somewhat balmy heiress Diana 
Borden, stages her "artistic" conception 
of what night club entertainment should 
be, even the wildest burlesque imaginable 
was unable to draw the spotlight from 
the ad libbing and ribbing of the picture's 
comedians. 

During the first days of shooting, some 
fear was expressed that the natural rivalry 
between such outstanding comedians as 
Hugh Herbert and Gregory Ratoff might 
create jealousy and tension — but instead 
it expressed itself in merciless kidding of 
one another. 

Hugh Herbert imitated Ratoff's accent 
and would steal Gregory's favorite ad- 
jectives and slip them into his own lines 





Comedians of all nationalities are featured 
in Universal's Top of the Town. Here is a 
quartet of nine who will make you laugh. Left 
to right — Hugh Herbert, Scotch; Gregory 
Ratoff, Russian; Henry Armetta, Italian, and 
Micha Auer, Hungarian 




College Holiday, Paramount's mirth film featuring Jack Benny, Mary Boland, George Burns, 

Gracie Allen, Marsha Hunt, Martha Raye, Eleanore Whitney and others, carries much eye appeal 

as this dancing pavilion scene indicates. Read about it in this article 

36 



One in a Million is acclaimed as "hot stuff" 
despite the fact it is largely made on ice — 
a synthetic "lake" built on the 20th Century- 
Fox sound stage. Above are. four prominent 
in the cast — Arline Judge, Sonja Henie, ice- 
skating star; Don Ameche and Adolphe Menjou 

Ratoff, not to be left holding the bag. 
adopted Hugh's mannerisms and peculiar 
little noises. 

Soon everybody on the set was imitat- 
ing every one else, with Ella Logan urg- 
ing them on. Then came the battle of 
nationalities and dialects. Mischa Auer, 
on his first appearance on the set, before 
definitely being cast to the picture, picked 
on Henry Armetta, stealing his manner- 
isms and his dialect. Henry became an 
Italian version of his friend, Scotch Ella 
Logan. Soon so many were imitating one 
another that they began to add various 
foreign words to their accents until, final- 
ly, they formed what they called the Club 
of Babel, and each undertook to teach 
another his language. 

Out of this came a language club in 
which all members gave and took lessons. 
Armetta taught Italian; Ratoff, Russian; 
Gertrude Niesen, Swedish. Hugh Her- 
bert was planning to take Chinese from 
the Chink comedian of the picture — but 
finally gave it up and decided to teach 
English to the other members of the club. 
George Murphy and Doris Nolan, being 
Irish, said that they would be willing to 
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HOLLYWOOD 



HOLLYWOOD PRODUCTIONS 



The Thin Man 
Returns 



When The Theatre-going public 
showered its whole-hearted ac- 
claim, plus its shekels, on Thin 
Man a year and a half ago, Metro's pro- 
ducer, Hunt Stromberg dusted off a chair 
for the brilliant Dashiell Hammett, and 
put him at work on a follow-up. The 
Return of the Thin Man, in its final stages 
of filming as this is written, is the result. 
Sequels, Hollywood's wise ones will as- 
sure you, seldom, if ever, stack up with 
their predecessors, but this new Hammett 
opus promises to be the exception to the 
rule. Not only has the author topped his 
earlier effort, but W. S. Van Dyke, the 
director, and Myrna Loy and Bill Powell, 
the stars, have injected into it an enthu- 
siasm that is probably without parallel 
in movie-making. 

Picking up Powell as Nick Charles, 
super-sleuth, and Miss Loy as his screen 
wife, Nora, where they were dropped by 
the final fadeout of Thin Man — aboard a 
transcontinental train en route to their 
home in San Francisco — Hammett pilots 
them into the midst of a series of fast- 
moving events that result in two murders 
— mysteries to which Nick uncovers the 
key only a moment before he is forced to 
shoot down the killer in order to rescue 
Nora from death at the madman's hands. 
Exteriors for Return of the Thin Man 
were actually shot in San Francisco, 
where Director "Woody" Van Dyke took 
his company of more than 60 principals 
and technicians, including the two stars, 
Bill and Myrna, Elissa Landi, James 
Stewart, Jessie Ralph, Alan Marshal, 
Dorothy McNulty and Sam Levine. There 
he gave the home-towners a break by 
engaging 200 of them as extras. 

Embarrassing Moments 

Outstanding portrayals by Powell and 

Myrna in the original Thin Man stamped 

them indelibly in the minds of celluloid 

patrons as the silversheet's ideally wedded 

[Continued on page 56] 




Double photography! Actor James Stewart snaps William Powell, Myrna Loy and Dorothy 
McNulty on the set while Photographer Charles Rhodes nabs them all. In filming The 
Thin Man Returns, M-G-M keeps a light-hearted feeling predominating among its players 




Sam Levine, who recently made his screen 
debut, has had more jokes pulled on him dur- 
ing the shooting of this picture than anyone 
yet to work under Director "Woody" Van Dyke, 
M-G-M megaphonist shown seated at the right 



Van Dyke must be pulling another fast one, 
judging from this merry group! William 
Powell, Dorothy McNulty and Jessie Ralph 
(with the cane) grin appreciatively. Jimmie 
Stewart laughs in the background 




The candid cameraman snapped this off guard photo during rehearsals of The Thin Mon Returns. 
From the left: Sam Levine, Dorothy McNulty, William Powell and Director Van Dyke 

JANUARY, 1937 



When the shooting is over the mobbing starts! 
It's a daily chore for Powell and Miss Loy to 
get through the crowds at closing time. They're 
always good-natured over the many delays! 

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HOLLYWOOD PRODUCTIONS 



Strong Sea Drama 
Regenerates "Brat" 



M-g-m budgeted a million dollars to 
complete Captains Courageous. 
Rudyard Kipling's strong, salty tale 
of heroism among the cod fishermen off 
the New England coast. It is a masculine 
tale of a spoiled brat (Freddie Bartholo- 
mew) who falls off a transatlantic liner 
to be rescued by a Portuguese cod fisher- 
man (Spencer Tracy). New dramatic 
possibilities are opened for these stars as 
the plot unwinds Bartholomew's regen- 
eration under the firm but loving hand of 
the simple Portuguese. 

Nothing is spared to make this picture 
a masterpiece of physical realism. The 
studio purchased the Gloucester cod-fish- 
ing schooner Spinney and brought her 
with her crew through the Canal to Cali- 
fornia waters. Now she is the We're Here 
of the original Kipling story. For the 
annual race between schooners to be the 
first in Gloucester with cargo the Mariner 
was chartered to be the Jenny Cushman 
in the picture. 

On January 7. 1936, the We're Here be- 
gan accumulating background for this 
epic of the sea. Capt. J. M. Hersey and 
the original Cape Cod crew who brought 
her around last winter spent several 
months sailing her between Long Beach 
and Coos Bay, Oregon, seeking location 
spots for the racing sequence with the 
Jenny Cushman. It is hard to find a 
stretch of sea where neither pleasure 
craft, airplanes, battle cruisers, steamers 
or freighters will spoil the view and sound 
effects. 




Spencer Tracy empties a bail-shovel full of water over Freddie Bartholomew, who falls off the 

stern of a liner at sea and is rescued by Tracy to provide the plot of Captains Courageous, 

Metro-Soldwyn-Mayer production of Kipling story 



Realistic Storm 

In Oregon backgrounds were shot of a 
brisk storm, so realistic that the company 
lost one man overboard. Background 
projection on the studio screen will super- 
impose Tracy and Bartholomew and the 
Captain (Lionel Barrymore) into the 
midst of the whistling gale. Director Vic- 
tor Fleming, himself an adventurer who 
entered pictures only after being an Army 



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Aboard the Gloucester fishing schooner, We're Here, challenging the rival Jennie Cushman. 

in a race that highlights M-G-M's Captains Courageous. Left to right — Mickey Rooney, Dave 

Thursby, John Carradine (behind Thursby) Charley Grapewin, Christian Rub, Lionel Barrymore, 

Rogers Gray (in background), Spencer Tracy and Freddie Bartholomew 

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Intelligence Officer during the war, is de- 
termined that realism down to the small- 
est item shall predominate in his picture. 

Tremendous technical difficulties have 
made production of this sea picture very 
trying. Because shooting on the schooner's 
interior is virtually impossible due to 
cramped space leaving no room for the 
camera, the interior of the We're Here 
was exactly reproduced in two units on a 
studio stage. A railed platform often was 
used from which to shoot action on board 
while the company was at sea. 

To insure realism in the studio sets Olaf 
Olsson, member of the original crew, was 
made technical adviser and told to insist 
on exactitude to the last detail. Now he 
likes Hollywood and motion pictures so 
well he's importing his wife and three 
children from Gloucester and settling 
here. 

Interior Replica Built 

A complete foc'sle and galley replica 
was installed on the stage, precise down 
to the worn oil-cloth on the V-table 
where the crew ate. On the shelves above 
the double decker bunks, 12 on a side, 
were found everything from concertinas 
to shaving mugs. There were storage cup- 
boards for food and crockery, copper pans 
hanging from hooks above the stove, soap, 
mops, brooms, and buckets in their places. 
The crew even cooked lunch over the 
stove on the set, rather than march down 
to the commissary for the noon -day bite. 

Both parts of the interior set were bal- 
anced on an immense iron ball which 
swung within a girdered cup, on the gyro- 
scopic principle. A system of levers soon 
made possible shifting the set in any di- 
rection. When the levers were released 
the set settled back on an even keel. The 
camera was on a stationary platform, 
alongside or above, enabling reproduction 
[Continued on page 64] 

HOLLYWOOD 




Another movie star who suffered by poor direction 



JANUARY, 1937 



39 



Behind the Scenes 



Train Your Dog 
the Hollywood Way 



Have You Ever sat back in the serene 
confines of a darkened movie palace 
and marveled at a dog as he went 
through his paces on the screen? Won- 
dered just how the canine actor was 
trained to perform those extraordinary 
feats . . . and whether you could teach 
your own pet tricks such as you've seen 
on countless occasions in picture after 
picture? If you are one of this vast num- 
ber, then this story is for you. 

As in every other department relating 
to motion pictures, Hollywood has its own 
method of training dogs. This is a very 
specialized undertaking and requires a 
form of teaching unique in the animal 
training world. In picture work, dogs are 
not taught routines, as they are for the 
stage and circus . . . since every produc- 
tion is different they must know the 
meaning of innumerable words and 
phrases and understand general action at 
a single command. 

Whenever you see a dog follow close at 
the heels of his picture-master . . . 
whenever he yawns or scratches or cocks 
up one ear in a cute and attentive attitude 
. . . you can know each act is the result 
of a definite cue which the animal under- 
stands. Even when he appears the most 
natural, such as jumping up to be petted, 
he is following his trainer's signalled 
prompting. Every action has been care- 
fully worked out beforehand by director 
and trainer and the dog responds accord- 
ingly. 

How To Start In 

To learn the secret of training dogs the 
Hollywood way we jogged out to the 



kennels of Henry East, best known, per- 
haps, of all the dog trainers in Hollywood. 
For fourteen years he has been making 
screen thespians out of '.is canine friends 
and many of the dogs you see daily on the 
screen — such as Laddie the Collie, Von the 
Great Dane, Skippy the Wire-hair and 
Corky the Cur — belong to him. 

"Before any dog is ready for motion pic- 
ture work he must be taught the funda- 
mentals commonly known as parlor 
tricks," East, a large, good-natured man 
with the patience of Job, declared. "Nat- 
urally, the same applies to the family pet, 
if you want him to acquire a wide reper- 




Teaching a dog to yawn on command is not 

difficult. It's all in the way you go about it. 

Try Mr. East's suggestion in this article 





Topsy isn't yawning in this photo — he's singing. But before you go into intricate stuff 
like this, be sure your dog knows the elementary rules of conduct explained here 



40 



Your dog can learn to do tricks such as Henry 

East illustrates here. The idea here is for the 

dog to walk on three legs (see story) 

toire of tricks. The first thing your dog 
must learn is to answer his master's call. 
Then, he should be taught to stand 
patiently and indefinitely on a chair or 
box. Next, to obey the commands of 'sit 
down,' 'lie down' and 'roll over.' Almost 
every movement demanded thereafter can 
be modified from these fundamentals." 

"That's all very well," you say . . . "but 
how can I teach my dog some of the more 
unusual tricks I've seen movie dogs do on 
the screen? How can I train him to limp, 
yawn, stretch, scratch and the dozens of 
other rather amazing stunts these dumb 
actors regularly perform?" 

We will tell you some of them, but first 
we want to issue a word of caution. 

In these days of roaring motor traffic it 
is essential that your dog should learn the 
fundamental commands. Your only wea- 
pons in teaching him should be morsels of 
food and occasionally, when he is ob- 
viously bad, a very lightly rolled news- 
paper. The noise of a newspaper whacking 
lightly on a dog will bring him into line 
instantly where a beating will only break 
his spirit. 

Never whip your dog. And never 
punish him at all unless he has committed 
a very grave sin. A dog cooperates only 
with his friend. 

Be Sure He Learns These 

To get your dog to come to you instantly, 
call him over and over again from a dis- 
tance, feeding him a morsel each time. 
Whether it be this lesson or another, prac- 
tice for only a few minutes at a time over 
a period of days. 

Eventually he will understand you. But 
always use the same command word se- 
lected for each trick. If you want your 
dog to obey your "come" command ex- 
clusively, use an unusual word such as 
"Attend!" He will learn the association 
just as easily, and ignore words such as 
"here" or "come." 

Don't raise your voice. Avoid making 
motions with your hands except at the 
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HOLLYWOOD 



BEHIND THE SCENES 



They Who Lead 
Double Lives 



Everything changes with time — even 
the route to stardom. 
It used to be that anyone aspiring to 
a movie career felt, "If only I could get 
on as an extra some famous director would 
see me on the screen for just one im- 
pressionable minute and — success!" Quite 
a few made the grade that way, but now 
an increasingly popular route to the top 
is via the stand-in road. 

This is interesting because stand-ins 
are never photographed. But they con- 
sider themselves very lucky and as one 
of them explained it: 

"The contacts we make while working 
on a picture are far more valuable than a 
fleeting glance of our faces on the screen 
out of focus. 

"If we show any ability whatever, some 
of the directors will let us rehearse the 
stars' lines, which gives us a grand op- 
portunity to prove that we are potential 
stars. 

"And if we succeed at rehearsals, the 
directors call us for bit parts and if we 
make good in them it is just a question of 
hard work and a smile from Lady Luck 
before we have our own stand-ins." 

Another break that a stand-in has over 
the extras is that the stand-in work is 
much more steady, therefore more lucra- 
tive. And another very important and 
expensive detail — the wardrobe depart- 
ment furnishes them with clothes while 
the extras have to supply their own out- 
fits. 

Resemblance Not Mandatory 

A stand-in doesn't necessarily resemble 
a star, but should be approximately the 
same height. However, this is not essen- 
tial. Harry Coinblath stands in for Fred 
Astaire, Edward Everett Horton, Bob 




Bob WMttaker (left) came to Hollywood and 
won a screen job on a street corner. A talent 
scout picked him up to become Gene Raymond's 
stand-in. This scene was taken during the film- 
ing of Lily Pons' new picture, as yet untitled 




So amaiingly alike in appearance that it's hard to tell who's which! Edward Arnold, on the 
left, looks over a script of his new film, John Meade's Woman, with stand-in William Hoover 







Mary Jane Irving, a young lady of 
twenty, has naturally blond hair, so when 
she stands in for Lily Pons and Janet 
Gaynor she has to wear a dark transfor- 
mation. 

"Baby" Marie Osborne, who was once 
a star in her own right, now poses for 
Ginger Rogers and when she is working 
has to cover her black hair with a red wig. 
And of course Harpo Marx's stand-in 
must wear a replica of his inimitable wig. 

However, some of the stand-ins do bear 
a striking resemblance to their stars. 

Sonia Day has James Dunn to thank for 
her job. He saw her in a drug store wear- 
ing dark glasses and went over and spoke 
to her, thinking she was Marion Marsh, 
with whom he was about to start work on 
a picture. Sonia took off her glasses and 
showed him his mistake, but instead of 
[Continued on page 48] 



Adalyn Doyle, above, previously was stand-in 
for Katharine Hepburn. She stuck the job out 
until she got a chance of her own to act! 

Woolsey and Randy Scott, who are all 
different heights, but that doesn't worry 
Harry. A pair of trick shoes which he 
designed himself does the work. His 
height is regulated with a lever and can 
be raised or lowered for a range of sev- 
eral inches. 

Victor Sabuni, who stands in for hand- 
some Francis Lederer, is shorter than his 
star, so he has to have thick wooden soles 
and heels to make him taller. He hasn't 
fallen down in them yet but it wouldn't 
surprise him if he did. Sometimes the 
stand-ins are too tall and then they take 
off their shoes to make themselves shorter, 
because the difference of even an inch or 
so can completely throw off the lighting 
of a star. It isn't essential for a stand-in to 
have the same color or style of hair dress 
as the star, for it is simple enough to sub- 
stitute a wig. 




lhis photo of Miss Hepburn shows the re- 
markable resemblance between herself and 
Adalyn Doyle, the stand-in who made good 



JANUARY, 19X7 



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TOPPER'S FILM REVIEWS 

HIS HONEST FACE TELLS THE STORY 



COME AND GET IT— (Samuel Gold- 
*yn) — Presenting his second American 
classic of the season, Samuel 
Goldwyn uses Edward Arn- 
old, Frances Farmer and Joel 
McCrea as his nucleus in un- 
winding one of the most sat- 
[S»^ isfying dramas it has been 

our privilege to witness. 
Like Dodsworth, this film 
earns superlative praise for itself, for the 
triumvirate we have already mentioned, 
and for others in the cast — Walter Bren- 
nan. Andrea Leeds, Mary Christians, 
Mary Nash. 

Opening with an amazing sequence of 
gigantic lumber operations, the picture 
reveals the ruthless timber-grabbing tac- 
tics which de-forested the midwest at the 
turn of the century. But after showing 
this series of astonishing logging scenes 
which will give you the urge to applaud 
loudly, the story veers to the story of 
Barney Glasgow (Edward Arnold). Glas- 
gow, in love with Lotta, a dance hall 
girl (played by Frances Farmer), never- 
theless gives her up to marry his rich 
employer's daughter as a means of be- 
coming Wisconsin's richest citizen. Thirty 
years of remorse tempers his greedy na- 
ture. Eventually he meets Lotta's daugh- 
ter, at which time Frances Farmer enters 
the picture again in this role. Beyond this 
fateful occasion only the picture itself 
should take you. 

Arnold himself, placed in a role tailored 
to his talents, rises to heights far exceeding 
even his Diamond Jim characterization. 
But like Walter Huston in Dodsworth, 
Arnold must share honors with others 
in the cast. Walter Brennan, as his faith- 
ful friend, handles a remarkable role with 
consistent finesse. Perhaps most astonish- 
ing is the work of Frances Farmer, a 
recent graduate of the University of 
Washington. Her dance hall girl char- 
acterization will make the women chat- 
ter, make wise men keep discreetly silent. 
After handling this with more punch than 
even Mr. Goldwyn himself could expect, 
she assumes the more demure role of 
Lotta's daughter, carries it through with 
equal conviction. 

If you have never heard the principal 
song in Come and Get It, you will want 
to know more about the tune. Faced with 
the necessity of finding an old ditty 



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from Go k/esr, Young Man . . . the final 
fadeout flicked from a clinch to a clout 



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Garden of Allah offers gorgeous Technicolor 
which adds even greater depths to Marlene 
Dietrich's beauty. She is shown here with 
Joseph Schildlcraut, whose role as the poet- 
guide proves thoroughly delightful 



familiar to veteran ears yet fitting the 
mood, the studio was stumped until an 
old Yale man sat down and played Aura 
Lee, a song he had learned back in the 
period depicted. Aura Lee was snatched 
up, and will have you humming it when 
you leave the theatre. 

Most dynamic moment: the fadeout. 
with Edward Arnold hammering frenzied- 
ly on a dinner gong with tears in his 
eyes, shouting lustily, "Come and Get It!" 

REUNION— (20th Century-Fox)— Just 
as The Country Doctor made a tremendous 
hit as the first film presenting 
the Dionne quintuplets, so 
will Reunion click with the 
hearts of American people in 
its simplicity, its human qual- 
ities, and above all, its five 
famous little stars. 
The cast of the first picture 
featured in Reunion. Jean 
is again the country doctor, 
Dorothy Peterson the nurse, John Qualen 
the father of the quints, and Slim Sum- 
merville the constable. Rochelle Hudson. 
Robert Kent, Alan Dinehart, Esther 
Ralston, Montagu Love and Tom Moore 
are others in the cast. But top honors de- 
cidedly go to the quints, who have an in- 
triguing bag of tricks to display for the 
camera. 

GARDEN OF ALLAH— (Selznick) — 
With subtle, flattering Technicolor handy 
to carry the load until the 
story takes hold, Garden of 
Allah emerges as a beautiful 
film forcefully portraying the 
struggle of two lost souls 
seeking happiness. Slow to 
unfold its highly abstract 
story, the picture wins con- 
tentment from any audience with spec- 
tacular color views of the desert coupled 
with a moving musical score. 

Once the familiar tale reaches the point 
of a safari into the desert, technical diffi- 
culties smooth out and the two principals. 
Marlene Dietrich and Charles Boyer. 



is again 
Hersholt 



promptly win the utmost sympathy of 
the audience. Boyer is the monk who 
has abandoned his vows of isolation and 
silence, only to find happiness a fleeting 
thing never to be attained. Miss Die- 
trich's unhappiness is not so clearly moti- 
vated, but matters little when the two 
seek futilely to solve their problems by 
marriage. 

Technicolor brings out all the gorgeous 
beauty of Miss Dietrich, makes her a 
vision of utter loveliness. Boyer, who 
looks natural enough in color, has greater 
opportunity for character delineation and 
succeeds in tugging at the emotional 
strings of his audience. 

Go to the theatre prepared for a story 
that deals with mental conflicts rather 
than physical, and you will not be dis- 
appointed. Gorden of Allah emerges 
largely as an intellectual challenge, amply 
fulfills its purpose at the climax. 

Whether or not you will agree with the 
studio's neat adaptation of an old motto 
— "Allah, be praised!" — you will find the 
picture worth your time and money. You 
will enjoy Basil Rathbone in a role that 
is not villainous, and you will be thor- 
oughly impressed with Joseph Schild- 
kraut, playing the part of Marlene's amia- 
ble guide who occasionally likes to burst 
into fits of poetry. 

TARZAN ESCAPES — (M-G-M) — If 

doctors, specializing in broken bones and 

banged heads, find a sudden 

^* upturn in business, they 

■4/^k should suspect the presence 

V^^ of Tarzan in the neighbor- 

%Z.t) hood. For with the advent 

*Cv of this third jungle thriller 

" featuring Johnny Weissmul- 

ler, there is every probability 

that young America will take to the trees 

with a spontaneous ee-yah or whatever 

it is Tarzan squawks when excited. 

Tarzan Escapes attempts to illustrate 
the title, succeeds in doing that with the 
aid of elephants, monkeys and whatnots. 
The story opens with Tarzan and Jane 
happy in their jungle home. Come their 
white friends in search of them, with a 
villain or two to complicate nature's al- 
ready complicated situation. The miscel- 
laneous items of excitement include Tar- 
zan's capture and existence in an iron 
cage, his rescue, a creepy, thrilling escape 




Irene Dunne and Melvyn Douglas in Theodora 

Goes Wild ... as a cutup she's superb, and 

maybe just a bit reminiscent of Jean Harlow 

now and then . . . 

HOLLYWOOD 



PREVIEWING THE PICTURES 




Two scenes from Come and Get If. Walter Brennan (left) joins in with 
Frances Farmer (bar room girl) and Edward Arnold (ambitious timber- 
man) in singing Aura Lee. Then the years roll by, and the trio is split 
asunder . . . and the vivacious young lady dies . . . 



Arnold, now an old man and rich through a philosophy of "come and 

get it," meets the daughter of the bar maid (see photo left). His love 

for her is shared by his own son, played by Joel McCrea . . . trouble 

between the two is inevitable, and comes at a critical moment 



scene, gila monsters that live up to their 
name, etc. 

Maureen O'SuIlivan again handles the 
leading lady role with gusto. There is 
no doubt this picture will please all Tar- 
zan enthusiasts, which if the truth were 
known, probably includes most of us 
everywhere. So get out the bandages 
and splints, because you won't be able to 
hold the youngsters down. 

THEODORA GOES WILD— (Colum- 
bia) — Three major factors — Irene Dunne, 
Melvyn Douglas and Cir- 
cumstance — stage a three- 
cornered battle in Theodora 
Goes Wild, a battle that in- 
troduces Miss Dunne as a 
thorough-going comedienne 
and allows Douglas ample 
opportunity as her foil. Let's 
get the situation first: 

Miss Dunne is cast as the inexperienced 
young author who has never lived out- 
side her staid New England home town, 
yet who writes sophisticated, worldly 
books of the jazz age type. Visiting New 
York, she meets Douglas, an illustrator, 
and "goes wild" for a few brief hours. 
The young artist, intrigued by her naivete, 
follows her to Lynnville and proposes to 
free her from home town bondage. 

Succeeding in this objective, Douglas 
suddenly finds the tables turned when 
Irene moves in on New York, seeks to 
free him from the domestic entanglements 
which have imprisoned him for several 
years. 

All of this could have been done in a 
dramatic vein, but with Director Richard 
Boleslawski at the helm, Miss Dunne is 
converted into a first rate comedienne 
fully capable of providing a distinguished 
performance. Humorous moments pre- 
vail throughout the picture, with events 
almost reaching a slapstick stage at times. 
Outstanding in a minor role as Irene's 
disapproving aunt is Elisabeth Risdon. 
Following the flounderings of Circum- 

JANUARY. 1937 



stance, Miss Risdon changes to meet each 
new emergency, gradually becomes a 
defiant liberal ready to stare down the 
disapproval of her townsmen. Opposing 
her is Spring Byington, leader of the vil- 
lage gossip circle. It is a type of rol? 
always capably handled by the popular 
Miss Byington. 

Thurston Hall as the book publisher. 
Leona Maricle as Douglas' wife, Frederick 
Burton as the governor and Thomas Mit- 
chell as the home town editor all enhanc3 
the inherent comedy. 

We recommend this picture because it 
reveals Miss Dunne as a more versatile 
artist than anyone suspected, because 
Melvyn Douglas likewise garners bushels 
of laughs, and — well, just because it's 
thoroughly and genuinely funny! 

Theodora Goes Wild comes close to a 
"hats off" rating, certainly merits your at- 
tendance. 

WINTERSET — (RKO) — While this 
Epic of the Slums may not enjoy the 
universal popularity of 
lighter first rank pictures, to 
more serious minds it will be 
a standout picture of the 
year. 

Stark drama of unshorn 
life in the marrow dominates 
this story of hatred. It tells 
the hatred of a son whose father was 
electrocuted for a murder of which he 
was innocent. The irony of the gods as 
they juggle the characters hopelessly 
caught in the rugged living down in the 
deep, obscure mire of New York's sub- 
tenement hell is the powerful melody of 
this story. 

Burgess Meredith as the hating son is 
splendid. He is a high strung man gnawed 
by flaming, concentrated, determined bit- 
terness. His rabbit-like eyes and ascetic 
face make so much more effective his 
portrayal. 

Margo has that pretty face. She is a 
beautiful rag-doll, a pretty although bed- 



raggled flower growing resplendently out 
of a cranny of New York's forgotten 
depths. From the eyes of the little Margo 
shine her glory, for her only make-up 
in this strong story are rags and tragedy 
Winterset seems less like motion pic- 
ture entertainment than a slice of life 
in the raw served on a platter of deep 
thought and understanding. 

A WOMAN REBELS— (RKO)— Faced 
with the necessity of triumphing over 
an extremely unsatisfactory 
story, Katharine Hepburn, 
Herbert Marshall, Donald 
Crisp and Director Mark 
Sandrich struggle with this 
film, exploited before release 
under the working title of A 
Portrait oj a Rebel. 
Hepburn's first trial comes as a bud- 
ding debutante of Victorian days, during 
which period she achieves a feeling of 
immaturity largely by nostrilizing too 
much. Rebellion comes after too close 
supervision of her and her sister (Eliza- 
beth Allen) by an unspeakably strict 
father (Donald Crisp.) 
The film story proves quite inadequate 
[Continued on page 57] 



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EYEWITNESS PHOTOS 



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By Charles Rhodes 




Still Hollywood's most famous pals! Jean Harlow and Bill Powell were having a con- At Margot Grahame's cocktail party Hollywood got ac- 
fdential word or two when Charles Rhodes, our candid cameraman, snapped this picture quainted with the Earl of Warwick. From the left; the 

Earl. Miss Grahame, Adrlenne Ames and Bruce Cabot 




Really candid! Emerging for an evening's festivities were these par- In this scene we catch Slmone Simon, Pat Paterson and Charles Boyer 
sonalities (from the left): an unidentified friend with Manuel Nila of window shopping, of all things. We hope his reflection in the window 
Ensenada, Mex., Paulette Goddard, Sally Blane and Norman Foster shows up in print — it's in the photo! 







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Mrs. Muni and Joan Crawford Tone are the guests. How's the coffee, Joan? at all when we snapped him with Eleanor Powell 



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Top: Judith Barrett and Polly Rowles, Universal 
players, catch up on some singing. They are 
wearing smart college clothes, reproductions of 
Lani of Salzburg. Above: Leaving the campus 
for a luncheon date Polly wears a black vel- 
veteen dress. Judith chooses blue velveteen 
with a metallic blouse. Louise Mulligan dresses 



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Dresses— J. W. Robinson Co. 
Shoes — Wetherby-Kayser 

And So It Is in school as in dress — the 
principle of the thing. 
L Fundamentally the principles or 
laws of dress are as basicly sound as the 
foundation of learning. These simple 
rules have been handed down through the 
ages until today they are so much a part 
of our wardrobes that we never take time 
to analyze just what these basic dress 
principles consist of. 

The principles are three in number — 
namely, that the current fashion should 
express the feeling and the need of the 
hour and activity; that it should never 
be conspicuous by its eccentricity, but 
always obvious by its discrimination; and 
that above all, it should be graceful, com- 
fortable and practical. Naturally, the 
methods of adopting and adapting these 
basic laws of dress must vary with each 
season and each successive generation. 

Returning to school after the holidays 
with trunks full of lovely presents and 
hearts full of good cheer, we solemnly 
vow to take our wardrobes to task and 
learn the first fashion lesson for the year 
1937 — the definition of the three following 
words— REACTIO N — FEMININITY- 
QUALITY. 

[Continued on page 73] 

Ready for a gala evening are Polly Rowles and 
Wister Clark, Universal player. Polly is charm- 
ing in wine crepe travola from Louise Mulligan 




Polly Rowles poses in the correct attire for that 

special party, a treebarlc powder blue crepe, 

designed by Louise Mulligan. Her luxurious 

female mink coat is from Maurice Gebber 




Just a Funny Old Song Everybody Knows 



"TX 7"E sing, we sing, we sing of 
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The young people sing it when 
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And mother, listening, puts her 
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"How she saved, she saved, she 
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From laughing young lips that 
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But to silver haired mothers who 
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To them it is much more than just a 
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She began her work in the light of little 
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Her compounding vat an iron kettle on 
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But today her work is being carried on 
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And now her product is made in a 
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They Who Lead Double Lives 



(Continued frum iinm- fort? -one) 

being embarrassed Mr. Dunn took her 
back to the studio, where she has a steady 
job as a stand-in for Miss Marsh. 

William H. Hoover looks so much like 
his star, Edward Arnold, that they are 
mistaken for brothers. And just to make 
the resemblance complete, Arnold and 
Hoover are both left-handed. 

Bob Whittaker, who came to Hollywood 
on a visit, was spotted by a talent scout 
while he was waiting at a street corner 
for the light to change, and now his visit 
has become permanent while he stands in 
for handsome Gene Raymond, who is en- 
gaged to Jeanette MacDonald. 

Buddy Roosevelt is another stand-in 
who looks amazingly like his star, Ronald 
Colman. It is surprising, but none of the 
stand-ins feel that their resemblance to 
famous stars hinders their personal ca- 
reers in any way. They logically think 
out that clothes and make-up make the 
personality. 

She Gets Advanced 

One example of this is Mary Jo Ellis, 
who was Ann Shirley's stand-in. Now. 
thanks to Miss Shirley who coached and 
helped her, Mary Jo is playing an im- 
portant part in Make Way for a Lady, in 
which her former star is the leading lady. 
Seeing them on the screen together you 
would never suspect that Mary Jo was 
once Miss Shirley's stand-in. 

Adalyn Doyle is another stand-in on 
the road to fame unhandicapped by her 



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Here's Cary Grant with Ms stand-in, Bob 
Johnson. They scarcely look alike, but 
the resemblance is close enough to suffice 



likeness to a star. A talent scout discov- 
ered her while she was working for Kath- 
arine Hepburn and signed her up for a 
long-term contract. Adalyn is now in 
the East being groomed for her screen 
debut, while her sister Patsy stands in 
for the brilliant Hepburn. Carmen La 
Roux, who comes from Durango, Mexico, 
the same town as Dolores Del Rio, and 
who has been working as the beautiful 
Dolores' stand-in, has just signed a con- 
tract with Ramon Novarro to appear in 
several Mexican pictures which he will 
produce. 

But not all the stand-ins are looking 
forward to a motion picture career. 

Kasha, who is Joan Crawford's substi- 
tute, spends her spare time writing lyrics 
and music and if her latest song, now 
being sung and played by Wayne King 
and his orchestra, is a success, she will 
leave Joan and the movies to devote her 
entire time to song-writing. 

Slim Talbot who came down out of the 
Montana mountains with Gary Cooper to 
play cowboy parts in the movies, and 
ended up by being Gary's stand-in, is 
perfectly happy in the background, just 
being with Gary and acting as official 
spokesman during interviews. 

Rollo Dix is a matinee idol of the stage 
who works with Edmund Lowe in pic- 
tures while he recuperates in the Cali- 
fornia sun from a serious illness. When 
fully recovered he hopes to go back to his 
first love, the stage. 

Shirley's Old Friend 

Little Mary Lou Isleib has known Shir- 
ley Temple all her life — Shirley's mother 
and Mary Lou's mother are old friends — so 




SAY MARGE- what* 



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SKIN 

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PUT A 

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MARGE^ 

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when Shirley became a famous little star 
and needed a stand-in Mary Lou, who 
has the same features and coloring, was 
asked to be her stand-in. Now Shirley 
and Mary Lou can be together all day 
long. 

Bing Crosby and his stand-in, Leo 
Lynn, went to college together. As time 
passed and Bing and his crooning became 
popular he sent for Leo to help him an- 
swer his fan mail. And when Bing went 
into the movies Leo naturally went with 
him. When the question of a stand-in 
arose Leo obliged by stepping into the 
part. 

However, it isn't always so easy to get 
the role of a stand-in. Katherine Doyle 
(another one of the Doyle sisters) de- 
cided she wanted to be an actress like 
Barbara Stanwyck, and taking the advice 
of her two stand-in sisters, went to Miss 
Stanwyck and asked for the job. But 
charming Barbara had a stand-in of 
whom she was very fond, so she told 
Katherine she was sorry, but she would 
keep her in mind. Five months later 
Katherine was given the job. 

And then there is the story of Kathryn 
Stanley. She was first brought to Holly- 
wood by a talent scout, but for some rea- 
son didn't click, so she went back to the 
business world. One day she saw Irene 
Dunne on the screen and resolved to be 
Miss Dunne's stand-in, even if she 
couldn't be a star. So she came to Holly- 
wood again but still her battle wasn't won. 
For three long years she worked as stand- 
ins for other stars before she finally was 
given the opportunity to work for La 
Dunne. She also substitutes for Jane 
Wyatt and taught her how to play the 




Shirley Temple and her stand-in, Mary Lou Isleib (right), are playmates during their spare 
moments. Each enjoys the work she has to do 



violin for a part in one of her recent pic- 
tures. 

A Family Affair 

There are two husband and wife teams 
among the stand-ins. "Cracker" Hender- 
son works for Jack Oakie, and Helen, his 
wife, stands in for Mae West and occa- 
sionally for Madeleine Carroll. Marilyn 
Kingsley, who substitutes for Eleanor 
Powell, and Tom Sale for James Stewart, 



met while they were working on the 
Born to Dance set. They fell in love and 
were married just in time to work on the 
love scenes in the picture. 

The stand-ins apparently come from 
everywhere and for a wide variety of 
reasons. Helen Parker of Chicago came 
to Hollywood after winning a beauty con- 
test and now she is working with Ann 
Sothern, who recently married Roger 
Pryor, that popular orchestra leader from 
Chicago. 



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ABOUT 



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AT ME WITH ALL. 
THESE AWFUL PIMPLES 




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Hitting Hollywood On High 
with Hamm Beall 




Fred MacMurray likes costume pictures, but when it comes to doing a gavotte in the forests, 
life isn't so much fun, even when Claudette Colbert is the lovely dancing partner 



Fred MacMurray cheered lustily when 
he was informed that he was selected 
to play opposite Claudette Colbert in 
Maid of Salem. Not so funny to Fred, 
however, was the necessity of doing the 
fancy gavotte dance in the woodlands 
with lovely Claudette. Fred does not love 
dancing. 

They danced all morning long in a forest 
near Santa Cruz before Director Frank 
Lloyd decided he had recorded the scene 
perfectly. Said MacMurray, perspiration 
on his brow: "I felt so damned charming 
I couldn't swing my boots." 

Replied coy Colbert: "Very true. They 
were on my feet most of the time. And I 
don't mean I was wearing your boots, 
either." 



Hollywood's Stars are assured for the 
next two years at least of a plethoric 
plentitude of malt, vinous and spiritous 
liquors; in other words, there'll be no 
legal handicaps to their stocking their 
cellars with ale, champagne, whiskies and 
rare old cognacs. 

Nor are the night clubs of the film 
capital apt to dim their lights and diminish 
crescendo of their crooners and arpeg- 
gios of their saxophone players. 

The last general election which swept 
Franklin Delano Roosevelt back into the 
White House for another four years, also 
blasted the hopes of professional "prohis" 
attempting to foist on hospitable California 
a so-called local option law that was in 
reality the gateway to prohibition. A 
goodly majority thumbed it down with 
their little criss cross stamps on the No- 
vember ballot. 

The gay night spots shuddered and 
trembled at another menace that hovered 



over them at the same election. Buron 
Fitts, district attorney of Los Angeles 
County for eight years, was vigorously 
opposed by Judge Harlan G. Palmer, bar- 
rister and former justice of the peace, 
whose major industry for many years has 
been publishing the Hollywood Citizen- 
News. It must be said that Judge Palmer 
with an able crew headed by Harold G. 
Swisher, his managing editor, has been 
doing a top-hole job of getting out a 
well edited, readable interesting journal, 
the only metropolitan daily in cinema 
center. 

Palmer has always campaigned against 
the insidious cocktail, the hilarious high- 
ball, the wins when it is red, and has con- 
scientiously refused to accept liquor ad- 
vertising in his paper, although he was 
big enough to open the display columns 
of his sheet to the Southern California 
Business Men's Association, which led the 
fight against the blue nose measure. 

Had Palmer been elected district attor- 
ney, the liberal element feared his first 
job would have been to put his own house 
in order, namely clamp down with rigid 
enforcement of all liquor laws, closing 
hours, etc., on the gay white Sunset strip 
where stars of the silversheet dine, dance, 
sup and make whoopee. 

Big shot gamblers who have operated 
surreptitiously in de luxe mansions of 
Hollywood for a period of years, moving 
from spot to spot before the mighty min- 
ions of Chief of Police James E. Davis 
and Sheriff Eugene W. Biscailuz could 
catch up with them, were particularly 
worried, for if Judge Palmer has one pet 
aversion it is the professional gambler. 

Stars have wagered thousands on the 
roulette wheels and dice tables of these 
roving recondite rendezvous; some have 



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Accept No Substitutes! Always Insist on the Advertised Brand! 



won as high as $100,000 in a single night; 
others have dropped a like amount. Natu- 
rally old John Percentage has taken his 
toll of the gross wagers with the final re- 
sults in favor of the operators. 

One Hollywood gambling baron, Robert 
Goldenburg, better known as Bob Goldie, 
tried to extend his activities to San Fran- 
cisco, but the northern gambling czars re- 
sented this and he passed on to another 
world under most mysterious circum- 
stances. 



Note that Walt Disney has received a 
potato the exact image of Mickey Mouse. 
Hope it was a potato au gratin as that's 
Mickey's favorite spud. 

If it isn't maybe Mickey will send it to 
Eddie Cantor to be used in making Sara- 
toga Chips, his first starring vehicle for 
20th Century-Fox. 



Jack Oakie continues Hollywood's 
Public Prankster No. 1. Wonder what 
pandemonium would break loose with 
Vince Barnett, Hollywood's ace ribber, 
Sid Grauman, theatre magnate, who has 
for years been leading practical joker, and 
Doug Fairbanks, Sr. all assembled on one 
picture set? I would not want to predict. 
It's Hollywood legend as to what happened 
to the senior Fairbanks when he attempted 
a jolly bit of a joke on Elinor Glynn. 



Hollywood has its heartaches along with 
its hilarities. 

Twenty years ago Jack Froelich came 
here to become chief portrait artist at 
Universal City. 

He photographed with charm and ar- 
tistry the favorites of that day, Dorothy 
Phillips, Carmel Myers, Priscilla Dean, 
Monroe Salisbury, Harry Carey, Hoot 
Gibson, Eric von Stroheim and other early 
Universal stars, and after advent of 
talking pictures many of the big names 
of today starring in Big U productions. 

Then came the sell-out to the new Uni- 
versal, and quite logically there was a 
clean sweep in almost every department. 
Jack Froelich was among those swept out. 
But Jack, who had come to America as a 
[Continued on page 69] 




Jack Oakie's in a bad way — the old roekin' 
chair's got him! Always the cut-up in any cast, 
you can depend on Jack to think up some 
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Barbara Pepper, siren of the screen, has 
turned authoress, and joined the 
rapidly growing list of young star 
writers, which now includes Ginger 
Rogers, Eric Linden, Gene Raymond, and 
Tom Brown. Barbara has just completed 
a novel entitled Gabby the Gamin. It's 
taken her two years and a half to write 
and edit it. 

The characters of her book motivate in 
an atmosphere not unlike the one that 
Barbara herself has lived in. Gabby, a 
little waif, the heroine, works in a. 
hotel (Barbara's father was manager of 
a hotel in Albany for many years), 
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ences, tries the show business, just as 
Barbara did. Barbara tells me that the 
heroine is an Anne Shirley character and 
she got her inspiration for the book when 
she saw Anne's performance in Anne of 
Green Gables. 

Mrs. Pepper has saved Barbara's writing 
from the waste paper basket many times, 
when it wasn't going smoothly, by 
encouraging her and suggesting little 
changes — so when Gabby the Gamin by 
Barbara Pepper reaches the book stands, 
you'll find these words on the fly leaf: 
"Dedicated to my beloved mother, without 
her aid this would not have been a book." 



Success Stories . . . Florence Lake, Ar- 
thur's sister, has never been given a real 
break in pictures. Many know her as Edgar 
(slow burn) Kennedy's giggling, fast talk- 
ing wife in comedies, but few could tell you 
her name. So it is with a great deal of 
pleasure that we announce she has at last 
gotten her well deserved chance by being 



signed to play one of Hepburn's spinster 
sisters in Quality Street. Here's wishing 
you luck, Florence! . . . 

Ed Thorgenson since his appearance as 
Sports Commentator for Fox Movietone 
News has received as many fan letters as 
Clark Gable, consequently he's being 
brought to the coast to appear in feature 
pictures . . . which should make all the 
ladies happy. 



Robert Taylor has become number one 
leading man of the screen and is now re- 
ceiving an average of forty thousand let- 
ters a month, ten thousand a week, if you 
please, and has a contingent of five people 
working night and day to keep up with it. 
Their headquarters is the home of Bob's 
mother, who says she's beginning to feel 
exactly like a postmaster. His five helpers 
incidentally, sort out the interesting letters 
and Bob reads them over in his spare time. 
Which should be a tip to you Taylor fans 
... if you want to be certain Bob reads 
your letter to him ... be sure that it's an 
interesting one. 



Even as You and I . . . Screen stars have 
favorite old clothes they hate to discard. 
Owen Davis, Jr., has an old Panama hat 
that is shapeless, but still he keeps it, and to 
justify himself wears it every once in a while 
—and needless to say takes a "ribbing" 
every time he does . . . Lew Ayres has a grey 
bath robe and slippers that he bought dur- 
ing the filming of All Quiet on the Western 
Front some ten years ago. He keeps them 
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has many fine robes which he has bought 
since, he still wears the grey . . . Anne Shir- 
ley has a sweater her mother bought her on 
"Dollar Day" almost five years ago. She 
says she doesn't hang on to it for any 
reason except that she still likes it and wants 
it to wear . . , Dick Cromwell has an old 
bathing suit he bought w.'th his first pay 
check. He never wears it himself but loans 
it to his friends who have forgotten to 
bring a suit when they come to his home 
for swimming . . . Grace Durkin still has 
her first party dress. Its slightly antiquated 
style keeps her from wearing it, so she pre- 
serves it in moth balls. 



Pick Ups . . . Warner Brothers is soon 
to make another version of Penrod and 
Sam ... to my knowledge this is the third 
time this has been made in the last ten or 
twelve years. The first Ben Alexander 
starred in, the next Leon Janney, and now 
Billy Mauch is to play the leading role . . . 
Before Alice Faye came to Hollywood, and 
was just a singer with Rudy Vallee's or- 
chestra, she was often told by her friends 
that she resembled that little dancing star- 
let, Betty Grable, but now that Alice has 
been given better breaks and larger roles 
than Betty in pictures, people say that 
Betty looks like Alice! . . . Movie mothers 
have had as many jokes made up about 
them as have traveling salesmen, but they 
still hold their own in their daughters' 
and sons' hearts. Last week at the Cocoa- 
nut Grove, Jean Harlow and her mother 
were dining with William Powell, and at 
another table was June Travis with Dick 
Purcell and his mother, while still at an- 




Eleanore Whitney and Johnny Downs . . 
calls him Duke, he calls her Duchess 



other table was Mrs. Jewell, Isabel and 
Owen Crump . . . When Ginger Rogers 

learned that she was to have her first seri- 
ous role in Mother Carey's Chickens she 
promptly dyed her hair brown, but the 
picture has been postponed and her next 
is Stepping Toes . . . which means she 



might have to go back to her natural "red" 
. . . Margo's favorite pastime is work. She 
hasn't had a week off in three years. If 
she isn't making a picture, she's in a play. 
or studying dancing or music . . . she loves 
it and says the more work the better she 
likes it, (Margo, if you run out of things to 
do speak to my boss, he's a cinch at finding 
work for people — especially me! . . .) 
(Aside to ye, boss — "Honest, I'm only kid- 
ding!) . . . 

• • 

Riddle Me This . . . What blond actress 
whose name is constandy linked with that 
of an actor, actually dislikes the actor to 
such an extent that her friends are worried 
over what she might do if she finds out that 
it is the actor himself who is planting all 
the publicity stories about them? 



Cupid Darts . . . Sonja Henie and Tyrone 
Power, Jr., are now talking with the same 
accent of love . . . Dick Purcell can't decide 
between Alice Faye, June Travis and Mary 
Brian so he takes them all out ... on alter- 
nate nights. Louise Latimer and Erwin 
Gelsy, whose marriage we gave you a 
scoop on. is a modern one. in other words, 
each can go out with whom they please 
and when they please, with no questions 
asked . . . Eleanore Whitney and Johnny 
Downs now call each other Duke and 
Duchess . . . Patricia Ellis' romance with 
Bert Kalmar, Jr., will bear watching . . . 
and Delma Byron and Alan Marshall are a 
consistent twosome . . . and if always be- 
ing together means anything then Robert 
Kent and Astrid Allwyn are having a ro- 
mance. . . . 





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■"* heard. Stacks of enthusiastic letters 
have poured in from those of you who 
are "old-enough-to-be-young-enough" to 
thoroughly enjoy spending an occasional 
evening giving 'way to the urges of your 
fun-loving hearts in the playing of parlor 
games. Suggestions for the improvement 
of these pages of fun have been plentiful 
and are sincerely appreciated. 

Tickle Your Memory 

Have you a good memory? Of course 
you have — but have you ever actually 
tested it? Invite your friends to partici- 
pate. You will need as material for this 
game a large cardboard box with a cover 
and twenty-five or thirty articles found 
in almost every home. These include a 
small tin can opener, milk bottle cap, car- 
pet tack, coin, flashlight battery, large 
cork, small glass, empty spool, pencil, 
thimble, teaspoon, large button, key ring, 
book of matches, comb, small pocket mir- 
ror, door key, eraser, salt shaker — or 
anything small enough to fit into the 
box. 

Arrange this assortment of doo-dads in 
the box and pass around the room from 
one guest to another. Each person is al- 
lowed two minutes in which to inspect the 
contents of the box, to note mentally each 
article displayed therein. The box is then 
covered and placed on a nearby table. 
Five minutes is the customary length of 
time allowed for the guests to jot down the 
memory-eluders. 

After the box has been opened and lists 
checked, many of those present will be 
amazed to learn they remembered perhaps 
only one-half of the items contained in the 
box. By all means award a prize to the 
person with the longest correct list — he 
will deserve it! 



Admission — One Game 

"You have to bring a game — or you can't 
get in!" Ginger Rogers warned several of 
her friends over the telephone when she 
invited them to her Malibu home for a 
regular Sunday night get-together. They 
evidently believed her, because they 
showed up with some very clever games 
and tricks. Johnny Green tried to prove, 
with Ginger's assistance, that he was a 
magician. His most renowned trick, he 
insisted, was his ability to leave the room 
while we chose an object, return in a 
given length of time and tell us what it 
was we chose. We were gullible, had to 
be shown! Upon his return, Ginger 
pointed out objects to him, asking, "Is it 
that book?" A definitely negative shake 
of his head from Johnny. "Is it that 
chair?" "No," said Johnny. "Is it this 
desk?" Johnny beamed. "Yes!" he de- 
clared. 

Andy Devine disillusioned us by point- 
ing out that Johnny wasn't really psychic, 
because Ginger asked "Is it thatl" until 
she came to the correct object — and then 
she asked "Is it this?" The idea is to be 
able to "get away" with your this and that! 

The game Tom Brown suggested was 
I'M GOING TO EUROPE AND I'M GO- 
ING TO TAKE ... if you've never played 
it, try it now. 

In this game, one must be careful to 
choose something which begins with his 
or her initials, otherwise he or she cannot 
go. Only a few of us had played it before, 
and those who insisted they were taking 
the same things we were, couldn't under- 
stand why they couldn't go also. Andy 
Devine told us he would go to Europe . . . 
and he would take an apple and a box of 
dominoes. Johnny Green thought that 
surely if Andy could go, so could he, if 
only he took along some dominoes But for 



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Johnny to go he would have to take, for 
example, a jewel and a garage. Those in 
the "know" continue to name different ob- 
jects until everyone catches on. 

Hang Nail Descriptions 

Despite their well-filled days, Holly- 
wood's humorists have found time to think 
of a new pastime. They have laughingly 
dubbed it, ''Hang Nail Descriptions." 

Here are several examples of these new 
funbits: 

Fred Stone — Skippy at sixty; Tom 
Brown — A discord in an Irish lullaby; 
Paula Stone — Sparkling burgundy in a 
blue glass; Toby Wing — Lemon jello with 
whip cream; Henry Willson is — A green 
bean in a fruit salad; Glenda Farrell— 
Fresh peaches with a crust; Anita Louise 
— A lalique vase figure; Frankie Darro — 
Salt water taffy from Brook; Katharine 
Hepburn — A floating cloud with a voice; 
George Burns and Gracie Allen — A parrot 
with a straight man. 

The game has many possibilities because 
one, or any number of persons can play it. 

Cross The Scissors 

One of Paula Stone's favorite games is 
Cross the Scissors. She started the game 
recently at one of her filmland parties. 

The idea of this game is to keep in the 
dark as long as possible those who have 
never played it before. Seat your guests 
in a circle or semi-circle. Then you, as 
hostess, pass a pair of scissors to the per- 
son to your right; as you pass them, re- 
mark, "I am passing these scissors to you 
crossed." Hold them very delicately, very 
carefully. Be sure that when you pass the 



scissors you have your legs crossed. If 
you happen to be acrobatically inclined, 
you might cross your legs the second time 
and say, "I pass these scissors to you 
double-crossed." You can also say, "I 
pass these scissors to you uncrossed." If 
you say this, be sure your legs are not 
crossed. 

Those in the know will repeat this pro- 
cedure until everyone has solved the ques- 
tion of just how they are passed. 

Sneaking In A Statement 

While two persons are out of the room, 
the others in the group concoct two rather 
absurd statements and write them out on 
separate pieces of paper. The two "actors" 
in this little "fun-drammer" are recalled 
and placed facing each other in the center 
of the room. Each is given the piece of 
paper with his statement, which he must 
not show the other. The two must begin 
conversation with the idea of eventually 
working up to the absurd statements 
handed them, of introducing them into 
their chatter without detection. 

An example of two ridiculous state- 
ments given each person might be: (1) 
"Oregon will have a big crop of fleas this 
year"; (2) "Limburger cheese grows well 
on corn stalks". Each contestant is faced 
with the necessity of being funny enough 
in his conversation to work in his absurd 
sentence without his opponent knowing it. 
In order to win, the sentence must be 
brought into prominence three separate 
times without detection, or to recognize 
his opponent's sentence within three 
guesses. If one contestant misses on his 
third attempt at guessing, the other wins 
without further effort. 



Why Barrymore 
Married Elaine! 

(Continued from page twenty-three) 

Did Barrymore hear her? It's ques- 
tionable. Standing there, more of a Hamlet 
in the dawn than a Caliban, he yawned 
wearily and muttered: 

"I'm sleepy!" 

The couple departed forthwith for a few 
hours rest. But nightfall, in spite of 
Barrymore 's 55 years (she's 21), found 
the couple making a gay round of the 
night clubs. 

Brother Lionel Barrymore did not care 
to make a statement for the press. 

The Barrymores may not make their 
home in the Hightower Road mansion of 
Hollywood fame. It was this home that 
Dolores Costello Barrymore was occupy- 
ing when the divorce suit changed the 
setup. She moved out, and ever since the 
place has been a ghost of its former self. 

What will they do? 

Well, one of the intriguing things about 
John Barrymore is his unpredictability. 
Independent and deliberately irresponsi- 
ble on occasions, he has a deep-seated 
love for fooling everybody on the slightest 
pretext. This marriage is a good example. 

But, if you care to take their present 
plans to heart, they will go on the stags 
together in the spring. Just now Barry- 
more is in demand at M-G-M, and must 
complete his work there before he will 
be free to do as he pleases. 

And if he pleases when spring comes 
around again, he will follow his present 
desire to go on the stage with Elaine. 



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YOU CHOOSE your family doctor 
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your welfare is concerned. Even with a 
little thing like a laxative, doctors 
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must meet their requirements on these 
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The doctor says that a laxative 

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Thorough . . . Time-tested. 

The doctor says that a laxative 
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Now, here's a fact that's significant 
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Your first trial of Ex-Lax will be a 
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couple — branded them so deeply, in fact, 
that half of America's populace today 
gazes at them as both reel and real-life's 
No. 1 matrimonially-blessed pair, exist- 
ence of one Arthur (recent bridegroom) 
Hornblow, notwithstanding. Take that 
incident in the St. Francis Hotel in 'Frisco 
as an example: 

The Return of the Thin Man unit is lined 
up before the hotel desk, registering and 
drawing their room assignments. The 
clerk hands Powell the pen, watches him 
sign, then suggests: 

"You might as well register for your 
wife, too, Mr. Powell!" 

"My wife!" exclaims Bill. 

"Yes! Miss Loy is with you. is she not?" 

Powell was still blushing under the 
jibes of his fellow-players a few days 
afterward, when, working on location out- 
side a San Francisco night club, he was 
sought out by a frail little woman whose 
age had bettered the proverbial "two score 
and ten" mark, and taken to task for hav- 
ing permitted Myrna to slip past his heart. 

"I always looked upon you as the man 
who got the girl until Miss Loy up and 
married Mr. Hornblow," she told him. 
"That was one of the greatest disappoint- 
ments I ever had!" 

There's always fun aplenty on the Van 
Dyke talkie sets, with the director himself 
as the chief prankster, and this picture is 
no exception, despite the fact that Woody 
is unable to hide a nervousness caused by 
the loud -napping of stork wings above 
his Bel-Air abode. Already the daddy of 
a husky one-year-old son. he's hoping 
that the next one will be a girl. 

Both Bill and Myrna. victims of so many 
of Van Dyke's off-stage gags during the 
making of the Thin Man, cut loose a sigh 
of relief as they caught the twinkle in the 
director's eyes when he rested them on 
Sam Levine, a newcomer to Hollywood, 
who is cast as Lieut. Abrams in the cur- 
rent vehicle. Sam, they guessed, had 
been selected to bear the brunt of 
"Woody's" unbounded sense of humor, and 
right they were. 

Calling Levine, who will be remem- 
bered for his shining characterization of 
Patsy in the Broadway production of 
Three Men on a Horse, to one side, he led 
him off to the portable dressing-rooms of 
Bill and Myrna. 

"Pretty nice, eh?" inquired the director 
as Sam's orbs opened wide at the elegance 
and comfort of the interiors. "All im- 
portant players have them. How would 
you like one?" 

"Say, that's swell of you, Mr. Van 
Dyke!" beamed Sam. 

The Joke is Sprung 

Two days later, Levine's portable was 
unveiled in the presence of the assembled 
mob. There it was — his own private dress- 
ing-room right on the edge of the set. And 
his name painted on it in gold letters, too! 

"But where's the door, Mr. Van Dyke?" 
asked Levine, puzzled. 

"Right down there," explained Woody, 
pointing to an opening barely large 
enough for the actor to enter on hands 
and knees! 

Came the afternoon when Sam confided 
to the director that he had been in the 
film capital three months, and hadn't yet 
seen the really interesting sights. 

"Have dinner with me tonight, and I'll 
show you the town," volunteered Van 



Dyke. Then, turning to James Stewart, 
who was standing nearby, he invited, 
"Want to come along, Jimmy?" 

The megaphonist, whose vim, vigor and 
vitality actually equals his capacity for 
tricks, led the pair on a fast and furious 
tour of the late spots that lasted until 
the dawning. 

Van Dyke was back on the set early, 
showing no traces of the strenuous night. 
Not so with Levine and Stewart, who were 
present in body, but not in spirit. Be- 
tween scenes, the latter fell asleep in his 
chair. When he awoke he found hanging 
about his neck and draped across his 
dress-shirt front a fifteen-inch sign, in- 
scribed, "Please do not disturb!" 

With the coast football season at its 
height and Van Dyke a rabid fan, gridiron 
chatter occupied many of the players' 
leisure moments. Finally, Levine, who 
had never witnessed a gridiron contest, 
became intrigued. 

"What's the biggest game of the year 
out here?" he wanted to know. 

"The Agua Caliente Aggie-Tijuana 
Tech battle," replied Van Dyke, launch- 
ing into a "build-up." 

"Well, I'd sure like to see that one," en- 
thused Levine. 

"Tell you what, Sam," shot back Woody, 
"the tickets are pretty scarce for that one, 
but if you can dig up a pair, I'll pay for 
them and take you along. Incidentally, I 
won't need you tomorrow, so you'll have 
all day to line them up!" 

It wasn't until after Levine had put in 
seven hours canvassing the ticket agen- 
cies of Los Angeles, Hollywood and Bev- 
erly Hills that he discovered the Agua 
Caliente and Tijuana teams were merely 
the brain-children of Van Dyke. 

Sam Gets Even 

But that old saw about the worm turn- 
ing holds as true on the flicker lots as 
anywhere else. 

Shortly after Van Dyke so graciously 
presented Levine with a dog-house for a 
dressing-room. Bill and Myrna primed 
Sam for a bit of revenge, the latter laying 
the foundation when he complained to 
them of the high cost of eating in the 
studio commissary. 

"Don't tell me you've been paying for 
your meals in the commissary!" said 
Myrna, registering great surprise. "Didn't 
you know that the stars and featured 
players dine there free of charge!" 

"No one told me!" moaned Sam. 

"That's a shame," cut in Bill. "All you 
have to do is sign your director's name to 
the check for anything you want, either 
in the commissary or the studio barber 
shop!" 

"Yes," added Myrna, "and just have 
your tips included on the checks, too!" 

For the ensuing week, Sam breakfasted, 
lunched and dined daily — and he's no light 
eater, either — at Van Dyke's expense be- 
fore the bills were presented to the 
chagrined Woody. Meanwhile, Sam had 
been having the barbers give him the 
works, also at Woody's expense! 

Harry Albiez, for twelve years Van 
Dyke's prop man, is hailed in and about 
Cinematown as the world's champion cof- 
fee brewer, so the morning cup on the 
Van Dyke sets has long since become an 
established rite. And Bill Powell, be it 
known, truly enjoys an after-breakfast 
sip. 



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Previewing the 
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unless you are a thorough -going Hepburn 
fan. Nevertheless there are spots in the 
picture which grip the audience, espe- 
cially women. And Hepburn, on the 
verge of becoming a sombre tragedy 
through circumstance, rallies to avoid 
such a pitfall in a picture that is already 
too drab. 

GO WEST, YOUNG MAN— (Major- 
Paramount) — It is grossly unfair to the 
producers to talk too much 
about any Mae West picture, 
for the essence of her pro- 
ductions is a series of typical 
wisecracks that either are or 
aren't funny. In Go West, 
Young Man the Westian per- 
siflage clicks off at a merry 
rate, garners a fair share of chuckles 
from the audience. 

Warren William, acting as Mae's press 
agent in the film story, faces the arduous 
job of keeping her away from the men. 
Inevitably William himself falls for the 
buxom actress. In the preview version, 
the film ends with a clinch between the 
two. 

Latest reports are that the picture has 
been pulled back in the studio for a more 
typical ending — with Mae swinging a fast 
punch to the jaw in the closing scene. 
You won't know the final decision until 
you see the picture. Randolph Scott. 
Alice Brady and Lyle Talbot are among 
those forming a high calibre supporting 
cast. 

ROSE BOWL — (Paramount) — This 
one can be classed neither as a football 
or college picture. There is 
a smattering of both. How- 
ever there is a little romance, 
football and Benny Baker's 
comedy. The story is about 
two small town boys who 
make good playing football 
in college. Larry Crabbe goes 
to a large school on the west coast and 
Tom Brown goes to a small school in th3 
east. Both teams go through their re- 
spective seasons without a defeat and 
eventually meet in the New Year's Day 
game at the Rose Bowl. 

During the course of the picture there 
is love interest through rivalry between 
Tom and Larry over Eleanore Whitney. 

NIGHT WAITRESS— (RKO)— Months 
ago young Golda Draper came to Los 
Angeles from Idaho in search 
of a job as a waitress. Not, 
she explained, because she 
wanted that sort of a career, 
but because she wanted to 
write a book called Night 
Waitress. She found a job 
awaiting her at a popular 
cafe near the stately University of South- 
ern California. Among her regular cus- 
tomers were Trojan students and a few 
business men, one lawyer in particular. 
The attorney became a disturbing in- 
fluence. One night the cafe proprietor 
ordered Waitress Draper to refuse the 
man further service. Next night the at- 
torney returned with a gun, shot the 
waitress in the back. Faced with a long 
convalescence in the hospital after a 
period of critical illness, Miss Draper 
began writing her book, soon sold the 
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We'd like to tell something of the really 
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the Coral Cove night club which is com- 
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... to transfer rhythmical dance steps to 
the one perfect medium, ice. 

The slight but inevitable jerky inter- 
ruptions of the dance while changing 
steps is eliminated. Ice-dancing gives the 
perfect illusion of flow and rhythm. And 
Sonja, figure-skating champion of the 
world, has studied ballet in London under 
the famous Russian, Madame Karsavin. 
She has been acclaimed by critics for 
translating the Dying Swan dance into a 
dance on ice-skates. 

But it was not as easy as that. Sonja 
had to train her own chorus. Enough 
heat-pampered Southern Calif ornians 
knew how to skate, all right, but only a 
dozen of the hundreds of skaters turning 
out for chorus parts could keep in time 
with the music. 

Feeling that rhythm is inherent in a 
person whereas ice-skating can be taught, 
Sonja and Jack Haskell, noted dance di- 
rector, turned to regular film chorus 
dancers. Sonja became her own ballet 
master for the nonce and spent two hours 
daily training her eighty chorines to skate. 
In five weeks they became experts. 

It is 94 deg. hot outside. We are on 
the set, in the air-conditioned sound stage, 
gratified that it is 45 deg. where we are, 
with the skaters only competing with 32 
deg. Sonja is doing "The Moonlight 
Waltz" with a chorus of 42 beauties in 
pink costumes trimmed with ermine, and 
42 boys. The costumes cost $425 each, 
while Henie enters with a beautiful cape 
which it took ten hand-beaders a week to 



make. The ten-yards-long robe made of 
iris and sequins and bordered with ermine 
is carried in train by six pageboy skaters. 
The cape is insured for $5000. 

They do the long, graceful sweeps of 
the waltz to the perfect tuning by Lew 
Pollack and Sidney D. Mitchell. It is the 
first time we have ever seen such a thing 
on skates — a very original idea executed 
in a manner which is fitting tribute to the 
venturesomeness of Zanuck. After the 
dancing, with not a scuffle to invade the 
music, Henie does some of those thrilling 
speed-tricks of hers. 

No woman skater is skillful enough, so 
she has to have a male stand-in for the 
skating scenes. He is Bert Clark, skating 
teacher and once ice-skating champion of 
Canada. He is Miss Henie's height 5' 2" 
and at 117 pounds outweighs her only by 
seven. He has to do stunning speeds at 
times and stop suddenly at definite points 
to enable cameramen to focus. 

The ice rink is respectively made the 
center of an idyllic lake in a small Swiss 
village; of a fashionable St. Moritz resort; 
of the ice stadium where the 1936 Winter 
Olympics were held at Garmisch-Parten- 
kirchen; and of Madison Square Garden, 
New York. The carpenters are kept busy 
changing the surroundings. Ice-skating 
is definitely the action center of the pic- 
ture. 

But the skating is surrounded with 
comedy furnished by Adolphe Menjou as 
head of a troupe of entertainers including 
Arline Judge, Dixie Dunbar, Leah Ray, 
and the sensational three Ritz Brothers. 
Don Ameche, the newspaper reporter, 
furnished the love interest with Henie. 

College Holiday 

On location with Paramount's College 
Holiday troupe we found that comedians 
can sometimes be even funnier off stage 
than when before the camera. And plenty 
of fireworks is kept exploding by the 
combination of Martha Raye, Jack Benny, 
George Burns and Gracie Allen and Mary 
Boland all cooperating to make the same 
picture. 

It is a Paramount musical comedy ex- 
travaganza, probably the best yet with 
five major sets and enough expensive ma- 
terials to be a bigger picture than Big 
Broadcast oj 1937. Although it is the 
fourth of Paramount's annual collegiate 
comedies, it is unique among college sto- 
ries. Only the first scenes have to do with 
education, and for probably the first time 
in such a yarn there is no football. 

But there is plenty of rah-rah. It starts 
with Marsha Hunt, one of Paramount's 
younger honeys, dancing with Leif Erik- 
son at the college ball before learning 
her father is about to lose his Southern 
California hotel. The script calls for 
Marsha to slap Leif's face when he steals 
a kiss. She did, alright, whopping him so 
hard he had to retire from the shooting 
for a couple of days until his face resumed 
its normal color. The hilarity really gets 
under way when Mary Boland, cuckoo 
faddist who is backing the efforts of a 
health cultist, encounters Jack Benny, 
wrapped in sheets. He is fleeing through 
the woods after dispossession as manager 
of the hotel. She, of course, thinks he 
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(Continued from page twenty-four) 

Why didn't I take them sternly in hand, 
you ask, as I would be wont to do with 
some of my Hollywood children when they 
wouldn't do what they were told? 

For the simple reason that the Dionne 
Quintuplets are not as other children. 
They are the "sweethearts of the world." 
Marie, Annette, Cecile, Yvonne and 
Emelie are far too precious in value to the 
world to be "bossed" at this time by any 
one individual. 

But, from the viewpoint of a motion pic- 
ture director, this "set-up" is one tough 
job. As an average man and father, as 
well as a motion picture director, I looked 
forward with the keenest anticipation to 
actually seeing and knowing the Dionne 
Quintuplets — in person. (I look upon 
them as the Eighth Wonder of the world.) 
And, now that it is all over, I can truth- 
fully say that it was an even more re- 
markable experience than I had dreamed. 
But, my friends, as a job it was full of 
headaches. 

I thought I knew almost everything 
there was to know about kids. 
I knew all the answers! 
Directing children humanly, antici- 
pating their every whim, expectation of 
problem, sympathizing and understanding 
them — it was duck-soup to me. 

In short, I was ready for the Dionne 
Quintuplets. 

Or, at least, I thought I was ready for 
them. 

In a way, one might say that they took 
me in charge the very moment I arrived 
on the scene at the hospital where they 
reside on the outskirts of the little town 
of Callander, Ontario, Canada. 

The Dionne Quintuplets have been 
looked at, and they have looked at hun- 
dreds of thousands of people in their short 
lives. Not only are they better known to 
the world than any children that have ever 
lived, but they have been seen by more 
human beings. Curious, intensely inter- 
ested tourists come from all over the civil- 
ized world, just to see the Quints. Think 
of it! 

Yet they have more privacy than Greta 
Garbo, or, the Rajah of a fabulously 
wealthy Indian province. 

Limited to an hour a day, I must admit 
that we were terrifically handicapped in 
"shooting" scenes with the Quints. Never 
having been disciplined, it was only 
natural that the little minxes did exactly 
as they pleased. If I particularly wanted 
the entire group in a scene, invariably one 
would have nothing to do with the idea, 
and by the time I might get the recalci- 
trant one persuaded, Doctor Dafoe would 
walk in, pull out his watch and say, 
"That's all for today, boys." 

My oral persuasive powers were limited, 
too, as I speedily discovered that the 
Quints didn't care much for my alleged 
French, nor for my lullabies. 

Finally, I gave up directing them. One 
day I discovered that, like Baby LeRoy, 
they liked to pull off my glasses and throw 
them on the floor. 

Or, my watch did just as well. And, 
they liked to tweak Jean Hersholt's mus- 
tache. Immediately I acquired all sorts 
of "prop" glasses and watches, but poor 
Jean had to 'wear his own mustache. 

Even though I couldn't appeal to their 

sense of discipline et cetera, the fact that 

they reacted to the normal mischievous 

kid spirits saved the day. 

From the time I discovered this, I let 




From Hollywood to Callander, Canada, came 
these stars to make the second Dionne quintup- 
let picture: Rochelle Hudson, Jean Hersholt 
and Dorothy Peterson 

the Dionne Quints "direct" me. They had 
their own way, we got the picture and we 
all had a lot of fun. 

Usually the joke was on me, but in the 
end, it was worth it. 

Getting Them to Bed 

Only once did I out-smart them. It was 
necessary to get a scene of them all going 
to bed together. The Quints have a very 
amusing habit of all racing for their beds 
simultaneously and plunging into them hit 
or miss. 

But, when they were supposed to quiet 
down and go to sleep, up they jumped, and 
away. I tore my hair frantically over this 
scene. It seemed impossible to get until 
I suddenly remembered that we were 
trying to film this scene in the late 
morning, after they had enjoyed a full 
night's sleep. They were wide awake, full 
of fire, and they didn't want to even pre- 
tend to go to sleep. So, I simply waited 
until the hour for their nap for my hour 
of "shooting" — and that was that. 

However, they got me in the end. 
Doctor Dafoe permitted the installation of 
a new wading pool for the Quints. A scene 
of them all wading would be cute. I 
should have known better. While trying 
to lure them all in at the same time, Marie, 
the clown of the troupe, decided that she 
wanted me to get in, too. 

Off came the Taurog shoes and stock- 
ings, to the amusement of the crew and 
the nurses. But, that was only the start. 
The rest of the Quints caught on immed- 
iately. 

I HAD TO SIT DOWN IN THE POOL! 

Picture the scene of a rotund, erstwhile 
dignified director sitting in a wading pool 
while five delighted little girls gleefully 
poured water down his back! 

We couldn't "shoot" with me in the 
scene. 

At the moment I had the Quints per- 
suaded to play in the pool by themselves, 
while I made movies, Doctor Dafoe 
popped in to announce: 

"Sorry, boys, time's up. No more pic- 
tures!" 

The next day the weather turned cold, 
and "we never did get the scene. 

This is one of the many reasons why I 
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Adolphe Menjou is one 
Private 



Sing, Baby Sing. 



Makes a hit in Hearts Divided. 
John Beal played this title role. 
Feminine lead in The Harvester (ink.). 
A game of cards. 
An ex-Mrs. Gilbert. 

MatcmeUe. 

— Iceberg. 

Ann Bolyn in Henry the Eighth. 

The Law in Hands. 

Comedian in The Country Doctor. 
Mrs. Arthur Hornhlow. 

of the 0=arks. 

Mrs. Haydon in Seven Keys to Baldpate. 
President of the Motion Picture Relief Fund 
for the fourth time. 

and Forever. 

Jack Holt and John King vie for her favor 

in Crash Donovan. 

Star of The Girl from Maudalay. 

Anna Sten made this film. 

Jewel thief in Here Comes Trouble. 

He directed Hearts in Bondage. 

A sailor. 

Moroni is often called this. 

The Garden of . 

A white one goes with a Top Hat. 

Sacred word of the Brahmins. 

Middle name of a child actress. 

Plays character role in Sutter's Gold. 

Ladv Ashley's husband. 

Anna Held. 

Handsome leading man from Filley, Nebraska. 

Madame starred Elissa Landi. 

He has a part in The Preview Murder Mys- 
tery. 



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30. 
32. 
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Gather together. 

Jane Peters. 

Moses in The Ten Commandments (init.)' 

for the Lamps of China. 

The Black . 

Brian Donlevy's girl-friend. 

English ingenue. 

Author of The Garden Murder Case (init.). 

Jinxy in Don't Get Personal. 

He appears with America's Brat. 

Author of Cavalcade. 

Once Hollywood's best dressed woman. 

Title of a player appearing in Palm Springs. 

He has been married to the same girl ten 

years. 

Hasten. 

Lillian in Champagne Charlie. 

last name is Malo. 

Neither. 

Woody Dyke. 

Sepia player in King of Burlesque. 
Highest paid male star. 

It Happened : — Night. 

Part of the last name of The Widow from 

Monte Carlo. 

He was once a professional wrestler. 

Hitch Hike Lady. 

She has the world's finest doll house. 

Mickey Mouse's papa. 

Player whose picture on a magazine cover 

won her a chance in films. 

The uigolo in My Man Godfrey. 

The Man Who Reclaimed His — . 

Southern New England (abbr.). 
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The crook in Counterfeit (init.). 



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Karen Morley's Beauty Quest 

(Continued from page fifty-nine) 

Lliane in Garbo's Inspiration and it was 
from Greta Garbo herself that Karen 
learned an eye make-up trick which she 
still uses. This is how it's done: 

With an eyebrow pencil draw a fine line 
the full length of the upper lid as close as 
possible to the upper lashes. Extend this 
line down at the outer corner of the lid 
about an eighth of an inch — and not more 
than a quarter of an inch. Then starting 
from the center of the lower lashes draw 
a line to meet the line drawn down from 
the upper lid. This forms a tiny triangle 
at the outer corner of the eye and makes 
the eye itself appear much larger and 
longer. The penciled lines should be softly 
blended with the fingertips to avoid any 
suggestion of harshness. Mascara is then 
applied to the upper lashes. 

Hollywood Is Fast gaining a reputation 
of authority on cosmetics as well as 
on fashion. And from the many letters I 
receive asking for the names of prepara- 
tions used by motion picture players, it 
would seem that girls now look to their 
favorite stars to guide them to new beauty 
as well as new styles. 





Duart's Creme of Milk answers the three- 
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Creme of Milk is one of the recently 
offered beauty aids to merit the stamp of 
star approval. This all-purpose cream 
manufactured by Duart brings us in de- 
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known skin beautifiers — the oils present 
in milk or cream. These rich oils serve 
as a lubricant to the skin and make Creme 
of Milk effective as a night cream and 
powder base as well as an excellent 
cleanser. A two-ounce jar costs 50 cents 
and the five-ounce jar, one dollar. 

Combining the natural color tones of 
their dry type rouge with the permanency 
of their cream type, the Hudnut Company 
are now offering the new Gemey Moist 
Rouge. It is blended on the cheeks with 
the cushion tip of the finger and there it 
stays until removed with cold cream or 
soap and water. A companion to the 
Gemey Moist Rouge is the Gemey Nu- 
Slide Lipstick, a new formula in a new 
container. Both rouge and lipstick come 
in a galaxy of enticing shades and the 
price is 75 cents each. 

Everyone loves a bargain — and a bar- 
gain in eye beauty is that tricky little 
gadget called the Winx Eyelash Comb and 
Mascara Applicator. It accomplishes four 
distinct operations with one fell swoop — 
and what more could one ask of any 
gadget priced at only 10 cents! The comb- 
applicator is curved to the shape of the 
eyelid and is used by spreading a thin line 
of Winx Creamy Mascara along the center 
of the tiny teeth and then pushing upward 
through the lashes. The mascara is evenly 
applied, the lashes curled upward, with 
each lash separated and all excess mascara 
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Winx Creamy Mascara, in four shades, lends 
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combing actually helps to stimulate the 
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brown and green — and the price is 10 cents 
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tube. 

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That question probably sounds pretty silly 
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cold nights. But that's just the trouble — 
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spire even though it may be imperceptible 
to you, storing up offensive odors and 
underarm stains in woolen dresses and 
proudly knit sweaters. So if you don't 
want to be unknowingly cheated of your 
right to daintiness, use a non-perspirant 
as regularly as you would in the balmy 
days of summer. 

Taboo (and isn't that a descriptive 
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label. It will give you the necessary year 
'round protection and is simplicity itself 
to use. Just apply it with the fingertips 
and rub in gently until it disappears, the 
amount depending on the effect desired. 
Like any other non-perspirant it should 
not, of course, be used for twenty-four 
hours following the use of a depilatory. 

Last Minute Christmas Note! If you 
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value at $1 to delight a girl or woman of 
any age. There are two huge bars of soap 
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sorts of Christmas problems. You can find 
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packaged in gay holiday boxes. Best of all, 
the price range is so great that you may 
select a remembrance to fit the fattest or 
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Charge of the Light Brigade — (Warners) 
— Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Patric 
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Libeled Lady— (M-G-M)— Four stars: 
Jean Harlow, William Powell, Spencer 
Tracy, Myrna Loy. It is high class, rough 
and tumble comedy. 

Gay Desperado — (Pickf ord-Lasky) — 
Something entirely different in the musi- 
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Romeo and Juliet— (M-G-M) — Shakes- 
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Dodsworth — (Goldwyn) — You'll rave 
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honors, closely followed by Mary Astor, 
Ruth Chatterton. 

GOOD ENTERTAINMENT: 

Give Me Your Heart — (Warners) — A 
Kay Francis picture to make the women 
sob. And how the ladies will sniffle! 

My Man Godfrey — (Universal) — Just 
about tops in comedy, with Carole Lom- 
bard and William Powell. 

Swing Time— (RKO)— Fred Astaire and 
Ginger Rogers continue along the melody 
lanes with a vengeance. 

Big Broadcast of 1937 — (Paramount) — 
Not quite up to its predecessors, but satis- 
factory in most respects. Jack Benny. 

Ramona — (20th Century) — Can be 
recommended for its beautiful color treat- 
ment and a model of Technicolor treat- 
ment as it should be. 

Sing, Baby, Sing— (20th Century)— If 
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Cain and Mabel — (Warners) — If you 
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original story to RKO. Now she is busy 
writing another book based on the trial 
of the attorney who was convicted. 

Night Waitress comes to the screen as 
moderate entertainment. Margot 
Grahame is cast as the waitress at a 
waterfront cafe on probation after pre- 
vious trouble. She is drawn into a gold 
theft by circumstance, and knows the 
location of the hidden treasure. Fleeing 
aboard a boat with Gordon Jones, playing 
the role of a genial smuggler, she attempts 
to straighten out the situation. 

Both Miss Grahame and Mr. Jones 
handle satisfactorily enough whatever 
the picture demands of them. 

WE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE— 

(RKO) — This picture deserves merit for 
the realism and authenticity 
which is its k e y-n o t e 
throughout. Written by 
David Lamson while he 
awaited execution, it depicts 
the horrors and extreme sus- 
pense endured by those in 
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We Who Are About to Die is obviously 
greatly Actionized, but brings to the screen 
very impressively the physical as well as 
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Beal, Preston Foster, Ann Dvorak are 
starred. 

LOVE ON THE RUN — (M-G-M) — 
Metro's "storm troops" move into the 
scene again, and as in Libeled 
Lady, they take full control 
of the situation with a bar- 
rage of laughs. Picture 
Franchot Tone and Clark 
Gable as rival Europeon cor- 
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yarn, bound to click regardless of illogi- 
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his own identity, helps Joan flee from 
the rival reporter, an obvious day of reck- 
oning is in the offing. The adventures 
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ing. 

Joan Crawford is given an excellent 
opportunity to reveal her loveliness as 
well as have a strong hand in the comedy. 
Gable's antics are screamingly funny, yet 
he is hard pressed by Tone throughout 
the picture. 

BORN TO DANCE— (M-G-M)— One 
of the several wonders of the screen is 
Eleanor Powell, whose scin- 
tillating feet can tap an aver- 
age audience into a trance 
without the slightest effort. 
Miss Powell succeeds in doing 
just exactly that in Born to 
Dance, Metro's latest and 
musical show. 
Besides Miss Powell's dancing, there 
is a bevy of entertainment — gorgeous 
stage settings that will make you fairly 
gasp with astonishment, a very accepta- 
ble story and a fine supporting cast. 
Never miserly with names, M-G-M brings 
such personalities into the picture as 
James Stewart, Una Merkel, Frances 
Langford, Alan Dinehart, Virginia Bruce, 
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room rug. It was really very discourag- 
ing. 

Then came a note from the City Fathers 
saying that she'd have to get rid of Ed- 
mund and his chickens . . . the neighbors 
were complaining. Carole cried a little 
about it, but civilization is civilization, and 
the three had to go. She gave them to a 
friend in the country, but came back with 
two baby ducks in their place. 

The ducks don't quack yet so they're 
safe for a while. Still they don't take the 
place of Edmund, Ellie and Jessie. Every 
now and then Carole pays them a Sunday 
visit . . . and now she's talking quite seri- 
ously of building a ranch in the valley, 
"So I can have my friends, my real friends 
with me!" Yep, a little animal-goofy, just 
like IRENE. 

Gifts for No Reason at All 

The end of the picture, however, in 
which IRENE carries coals to Newcastle — 
in the form of large baskets of food to 
GODFREY who runs a night club and 
whose larder is very well stocked, thank 
you — really bore the greatest resemblance 
of all to Carole's own antics. 

In fact people who know her and to 
whom she has brought gifts — and that in- 
cludes practically everyone in Hollywood 
— simply couldn't get «over the familiar 
feeling that scene gave them. As though 
it were actually one from Carole's life . . . 
for to put it simply, Carole is this kind of 
girl: if you happen to mention that you 
like gardenias, Carole will send you some 
— not two, but dozens and dozens! She is 
also the kind of girl, who, upon going to 
the mountains for a week's rest and re- 
treat, returns with bushel basketsful of 
pine cones for everybody. Such is her 
natural generosity. She loves pine cones 
to burn in her fireplace, but wouldn't 
think of having pine cones for her fire- 
place without also supplying pine cones 
for her mother's fireplace, for her friends' 
fireplace, for her cameraman's fireplace, 
for her make-up girl's fireplace, and so on 
down the list. For days after a Lombard 
trip to the mountains the air over Holly- 
wood is filled with the fragrance of the 
forest primeval, the murmuring pines and 
the hemlocks! 

And so it goes . . . bundles and baskets 
and gifts . . . they are as much a part of 
her as her grand laugh and her scintillat- 
ing manner. To her, holidays have no sig- 
nificance except as gift-giving days, and 
with this thought in view she insists on 
celebrating all of them . . . even Wash- 
ington's Day, Valentine's Day, Columbus 
Day, and down to even the state holidays. 
Whoever is lucky enough to be dining at 
THE FARM on one of these evenings al- 
ways gets a present. 

Nor does Carole ever go shopping for 
herself without bringing something home 
for someone. Just recently she told 
Fieldsie, her friend and secretary, that she 
thought we'd run down town and buy a 
hat. She was gone three hours and came 
back loaded with packages. "What kind 
of a hat did you get?" Fieldsie wanted to 
know. Carole looked blank. "Gee, I for- 
got ft. But look, Fieldsie, I got a cute blue 
mirror for your room . . . thought it would 
look nice with your blue curtains. Oh! 
and wait until you see what I bought for 
the menagerie. Look! Smell! Perfumed 
flea powder! Isn't that marvelous! 

"And. look, the cutest sleeping baskets 
for each of them. Come on! Let's see 



how they like them. And, oh, wait till you 
see what I brought Ellie. She'll die! 
She'll just die! I got it because she was 
so sweet about baking all those cakes I 
took on the set last week!" 

Never a thought for the hat she didn't 
buy — which is typical of Carole. 

SI12 Loves to Pretend 

Another very real Carole trick which 
Carole betrayed in her portrayal of Irene 
is her very keen delight in pretending. 
Irene only played possum on the couch in 
that one scene when she grew hysterical 
and had to be entertained by the monkey- 
shines of Mischa Auer, but the real life 
Carole is always thus fooling her friends, 
End just to make monkeys out of them 
too. Particularly on the telephone. 

Ring Carole's and what would seem to 
be a Filipino houseboy answers. "Mhs'e 
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kill somebody today mebbe. You give me 
message. Well, I don't know, she say she 
have to shoot today. Oh, pictures? Well, 
I don't know, mebbe, yes, mebbee. She 
say mebbee they shoot late tonight. Well, 
you give me message ... I tell heem. Ha! 
I fooled you, didn't I?" The Lombard 
voice comes down an octave or two and 
her wild laugh ripples over the wire at 
you. 

Or maybe another time it's the voice of 
a Swedish cook. Or sometimes it's a very 
lifelike imitation of Ellie, who usually 
answers the phone, and sometimes it is 
Ellie and you think it's only Carole kid- 
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you don't know who you're talking to and 
finally you give up and bang the receiver 
down. And a minute later Carole is on 
the phone: "Ha! we fooled you, didn't 
we?" and you don't know whether she 
did, or Ellie did, and it's still very con- 
fusing. Mad, in fact, very mad . . . much 
like the household of which IRENE was a 
member. 

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Irene Dunne: A "Lady " No Longer 



(Continued from page thirty-two) 

know her as something of a cut-up. Al- 
though she seldom attends parties or gives 
them, she has many an informal evening 
in her home, and when among her in- 
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austere lady title that has been foisted 
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she turns to comedy. It has been a parlor 
tradition for years around the homes of 
Hollywood. 

Irene is a living comedy herself when 
you get her to talking about this new 
dwelling of hers on the hills overlooking 
the sea. Having harbored a desire for 
years to furnish her own home, Irene set 
about it a few weeks ago and now wishes 
she had never considered the matter. 

A Hectic Existence 

Her existence for days and weeks was 
a maze of carpenter's tools, decorator's 
paints and houseman's hammers. She has 
looked at pictures on the walls to the point 
that she sees them in the night. Carpets 
and tapestries have resolved themselves 
into an indiscriminate splash of blues, 
rusts and whatnots. 

While we were visiting her she took us 
into the dining room, showed two portraits 
made for the studio on rush orders by 
Miss Jerry Mulligan, a young Los Angeles 
artist. Both of them were adequate studio 
poster jobs, not intended for much more. 
Irene was tempted to hang one of them, 
but she wasn't sure. We advised her to 
do it, then told her to ask an expert. (And 
haven't heard the outcome of the matter 

yet.) 

An "Ancient" Garden 

She took us into the garden. It looked 
like it had been there not less than a year. 
We said so. 

The grass was green and thick. 

The shrubbery was a mass of flowers. 

The hedge was six feet high and per- 
fect — except in one spot. 

Irene arched her delicate brows, waved 
at the hedge. 

"That hedge is a problem," she said. "It 




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has been there as long as the garden and 
grass. About three months, I'd say. But 
we can't make it grow in that one spot. 
Everything we put there is sort of — aller- 
gic — to the soil. The hedge, in its own 
way, sniffles and wheezes, then gives up 
the struggle. I don't know what to do 
about it. Why, even a mathematician 
would be at sixes and sevens." 

The doghouse is on the patio. For Irene, 
when Dr. Griffin, her husband, is away, 
feels a measure of reassurance with the 
dog close by. He is a bounding police dog 
who treats guests cordially enough, but 
stares insolently if not malevolently at 
utter strangers. His allegiance is totally 
to Miss Dunne and her personal maid. All 
others are courteously endured or forcibly 
rejected. The dog is all right. 

Among Famous Neighbors 

This is the home of a beautiful star, amid 
other homes equally inviting despite a 
comparative solitude. Her next door 
neighbor is Raquel Torres, and next to her 
is the magnificent home built by Claudette 
Colbert just before her marriage to Dr. 
Pressman. Here, in Holmby Hills, they 
dwell in the rather vain hope of attaining 
obscurity, a star's most precious posses- 
sion. 

Irene hopes, as autumn slips away into 
a California winter, to have her home 
completely decorated. Sometimes she 
thinks this hope is doomed to be never 
totally fulfilled. So many things have been 
delayed or done wrong. 

But you can be sure that when the job 
is finally finished, it will have been a good 
one, done in utterly fine taste. It will be 
a home friends will love to visit, to sit 
beside the fireplace and reminisce while 
the flames flicker shadows into the room 
and lend little crackles to the conversa- 
tion. 

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Dunne will be a happy woman. 



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The Man Who Acts With His Voice! 



(Continued from page twenty-six) 

He's a quiet, serious lad, who has inher- 
ited a lot of Italian characteristics from his 
dad. He likes to go home, after his day's 
work is done, and get into some comfort- 
able things and go sit on the porch. He'd 
rather get some pals and play ten-cent- 
limit poker than dress up in tails and 
knock the femmes at the Trocadero for a 
row of heartbeats. As a matter of fact, he 
isn't at all interested in girls — -he's got the 
greatest one in the world all to himself. 
Anyway, he says so, and that's all that 
matters to Don. 

Her name is Honore. It used to be 
Honore Prendergast, but it's Honore 
Ameche, now. He first met her in Du- 
buque, when Father Sheehy, pastor of the 
Church of the Nativity there, introduced 
them. Don was living there then, working 
at one of those early odd-jobs of his — he 
doesn't quite remember whether it was 
the time he was cement-bag-lifter-on- 
trucks, or on the city gang that was 
rounding square street corners, or a 
puddler in a road gang, or when he was 
working in a mattress factory — he's held 
all those jobs, among others. But he does 
remember that that was where he first met 
Honore. They liked each other, but that 
was all that came of it, then. 

Six years later, a friend of his in Chi- 
cago, where Don had become a radio star, 
introduced him to a girl, who was making 
a name for herself as a dietician. It was 
Honore Prendergast again. Two months 
later, they went to Dubuque together, and 
Father Sheehy married them. Now Hon- 
ore's no longer a dietician — except, maybe, 
for Don Ameche, Junior, who's three years 
old, and Ronald, who isn't a year old, yet. 
Don (papa, I mean) won't let Honore 
dietish for him — he likes chicken caccia- 
tore, and beer, and lots of spaghetti, and 
wine, too well. And things like that aren't 
tolerated by dieticians. 

Nevertheless, as Mrs. Honore Ameche, 
Don is utterly crazy about her. To him, 
she's the most important thing in the 
world — oh, next to Don and Ronald, 
maybe. Among the traits he inherited 
from his dad is that fierce, all-consuming 
family pride that is a marked characteris- 
tic of the Italian people. 

Migration to the Valley 

For his dad and mother — they're both 
still alive — Don has purchased a place out 
in San Fernando Valley, a score of miles 
from Hollywood, where they can live in 
peace and comfort and even luxury. Don 
was living in Beverly Hills, then. He'd 
heard that's where movie stars are sup- 
posed to live. 

But he liked San Fernando Valley so 
much after he'd established his parents 
there, that he bought a nine-acre place of 
his own. It's got a nice house, some 
orange trees, and a tennis court. It gives 
lots of room for the two kids, for Honore, 
and for Don himself to do one of the things 
he loves to do most — sleep in the sun. He 
does it out there, whenever the studio lets 
him have the time. 

Get excited? Never! That is one Italian 
characteristic Don Ameche never did in- 
herit. He takes life as it comes, is happy 
over his good fortune, and plans to make 
the most of it. Temperament is a word 
that doesn't even mean anything to 
him. He's the easiest-to-handle new star 
they've ever known in Hollywood, say 
those who have to work with him. No 




For three years "Sheila," a beautiful Irish set- 
ter, has been Don Ameche's constant compan- 
ion. That's because they both are home lovers 

matter what he's told to do, he does it with 
a smile. 

That smile, by the way, is one of his two 
greatest assets. The other is his voice. 
The voice is the greater of the two. It is 
that voice that makes Don Ameche. 

You see, it's his voice that he acts with. 

And there, by the way, is the first mani- 
festation of a new trend in movies. The 
talkies have learned that an actor can act 
almost entirely with his voice, if he knows 
how — and so they're just beginning to 
import from the radio dramatic actors, in- 
stead of singers, crooners. Don Ameche, 
you know, is no radio crooner — he is one 
of radio's foremost dramatic stars. 

A Versatile Voice 

To achieve that, he had to learn to do 
with his voice alone, all the things that 
other actors, who are seen by their audi- 
ences, do with their hands, their move- 
ments, their faces. All Don could project, 
over the mike, was that voice — they 
couldn't see his gestures, or facial expres- 
sions. 

And so, in six years of steadily in- 
creasing radio fame, he learned to use that 
voice for every emotion, every effect he 
wanted to put over. And it was that voice- 
expertness that challenged Zanuck that 
day, from the radio. And today, when 
you next see Don Ameche in a screen- 
feature, try this trick- 
Close your eyes. Stop looking at him, 
and just listen to him for awhile. And 
you'll find out that you can follow the 
action of the scenario just as perfectly, 
through Don Ameche's vocal wizardry, as 
though you were watching with both eyes! 
That is a new kind of acting for Holly- 
wood — and it's a gift from radio to movies, 
since movies have learned not to battle 
against radio, but to play ball with it. 

Incidentally, I may tell you, here, that 
one of Hollywood's veteran sound-mixers, 
who has heard most of the stars of the 
screen and radio, said the other night, 
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most perfect microphone voice he has ever 
heard, in or out of Hollywood. 

But I started to tell you about Don's 
rmile, didn't I? That smile is a magic 
thing. In repose, Don's face is just a face 
— not strikingly good-looking, not out of 
the ordinary enough to make you turn for 
a second look. But when he smiles — .' 

Then an amazing change comes over 
that face. No longer is it ordinary. It 
becomes a reflection of a warmth, of a hap- 
piness, of a human love, of an inner fire 
that is unquenchable. It is then that you 
see, visually, the Ameche that is destined 
to become famous. It is in that smile, as 
in the voice, that the "slow-take" Ameche 
personality is most manifest. It is when 
he smiles and speaks to you that Ameche 
begins to capture you. 

They All Like Him 

It's not a "prop smile," this one of 
Ameche's. It isn't a thing learned from 
standing before a mirror and trying out 
this kind of smile or that — as other actors 
have to do. It isn't a studied smile at all — 
it's just Don Ameche's smile. Behind 
it lies that which makes Don Ameche 
want to know, when he meets a person, 
how that person's family is getting along, 
how the world is treating him. Here again 
is no forced, affected heartiness. It's just 
natural. The gang on the studio stages 
Hke Ameche. He chins with them by the 
hour — about ordinary things like their 
babies, their wives, their automobiles, 
their little problems and worries, their 
little happinesses and hopes. 

"I don't know why or how it is, but I 
get talking with Ameche," a set worker 
told me the other day, "and before I know 
it, Fm pouring out my heart's secrets to 
him. The other guys around here tell me 
the same thing." 

Tve yet to hear anyone say an unkind 
word about Don. That's strange, in Holly- 
wood, where the hammers ring louder, too 



often, than praise. Maybe, as Don be- 
comes more famous, the anvil chorus will 
begin. But from all the scores of men and 
women who have met him, and who work 
with him day in and day out, I've heard 
nothing but admiration, praise, liking for 
this young Italian lad. 

Yet, he doesn't go around asking their 
friendship. He's no party-hound; you 
won't see him at the night clubs, and the 
whoop-te-do affairs of Hollywood. His 
intimates are, for the most part, the radio 
crowd. Don is still too new in movies, and 
too much of a veteran of the broadcasting 
studios, to change his crowd so easily. 

Perpetual Open House 

At home, he and Honore don't throw big 
parties. But you can always find open 
house there, if you've met Don. He likes 
to have acquaintances drop in. He likes 
to talk with them. And there's always a 
glass of wine, or some cold beer. 

Hobbies, he has none — unless it's his 
family. Of them, he'll talk by the hour. 
Strange as it may seem after six years in 
that radio field where music dominates in 
all its forms, Don Ameche can't play a 
single musical instrument! He has no 
superstitions, can't think of any pet aver- 
sions or likes — except, maybe, Lily of the 
Valley perfume! 

He has no aspirations for great wealth, 
merely as such. What he wants it for — 
well, the answer came when they gave him 
one of those publicity questionnaires to 
fill out, when he first went to work at 
20th-Fox. He came to the question: 
What is your greatest ambition? Unhesi- 
tatingly, he wrote: 

"To take care of my family." 

He's doing it. 

There was one other question on that 
questionnaire that drew an answer that's 
indicative of Don Ameche. The question 
is: "What is your favorite type of girl?" 

Don wrote: "My wife." 



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Russian immigrant boy after service in 
the Czar's army, couldn't understand 
methods of American business, and 
brooded himself into the mood that ended 
in a suicide's passport to the great un- 
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Eugene Stark a few years ago was man- 
ager of the Hillcrest Country Club where 
major picture producers played their 
eighteen holes and threw their parties. 
He was so popular and efficient that Joseph 
M. Schenck, then head of United Artists, 
suggested he take over the post of man- 
aging director of the Roosevelt, leading 
hostelry of the flicker village. 

Happily he did so, made it almost over- 
night the rendezvous of the stars, brought 
in name bands like George Olsen, Irving 
Aaronson, and others, and built the 
Roosevelt Blossom Room into an out- 
standing success. 

Chiefs of police, fire chiefs, district at- 
torneys, sheriffs and even the lieutenant 
governor of California made the Roosevelt 
their playground and Hollywood head- 
quarters because they loved little Gene. 

At this writing he is in the San Diego 
county jail, convicted of arson, a crime 
of which all except the San Diego jury 
that convicted him, believe him innocent. 



Famous folks in Hollywood rallied to 
his support, wrote scores of character let- 
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and from San Diego to testify for him. 

In his possession were honorary badges 
from the Los Angeles police and fire de- 
partment, indicating the esteem in which 
he was held by Angeleno guardians of 
public safety. 

But since he came from Hollywood, sup- 
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not 100 per cent Aryan, and had the 
temerity to invade a sector other than his 
own to open a restaurant during world's 
fair year, a jury of his peers, all San 
Diegans of course, convicted him of setting 
fire to the little cafe which was to have 
been his sole means of livelihood. 



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Charge of the Light Brigade. 

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Come and Get It. 

Martha Raye, who looks to me like 
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(Continued from page thirty-three) 

couraged me to play games when I was 
young; but he did insist that whatever 
game I did play, to play it fairly and with 
good sportsmanship. I used to sit beside 
him while he talked by the hour on this 
theme and it gradually became a part of 
my life ... I can take it." 

"How's the missed putt, Florence?" 
Jimmy Stewart, the up-and-coming 
M-G-M star, asked the question as he 
passed by. 

"Well," we said, "how is the missed 
putt?" 

Jimmy Stewart Tattles 

Jimmy must have heard us, for he 
stopped and came back. 

"Like the good sport she is," Jimmy ex- 
plained, "Florence wouldn't tell about it 
— and if she did, she would tell it right. 
She came up to the eighteenth hole a few 
days ago, got on the green in two and her 
first putt stopped not more than six inches 
from the cup. It meant a swell trophy if 
she sunk it, and the putt was so easy 
her opponents conceded. But Florence 
wouldn't pick up her ball. Instead, she 
elected to putt out — and may I never dig 
another divot if she didn't miss! And I 
didn't see her break her putter in two or 
howl to high heavens about her bad luck 
like most men would do — she just took it 
in stride, smiled and said 'you win.' " 

"You said you could take it," we went 
on after Jimmy left. "As a matter of cold 
fact, you don't look as though you've been 
knocked down many times since you won 
the grade school boxing championship. 
And even if you have, the road ahead 
looks pretty smooth, what with M-G-M 
getting ready to boost you still higher up 
the screen ladder." 

"I've had my share of black eyes," she 
smiled. "And I expect many more. Not 
in the literal sense of the word, but they 
hurt just as bad . . ." 

"A girl with good looks . . ." 

Florence cut the inference right in two. 
"There's too much clamor about glamour 
these days," she retorted. "If you don't 



believe it, how about Fontaine, Garbo, 
Cornell, Hayes — they've never won any 
beauty contests, but look where they are." 

What Florence was trying to tell us in 
her own charming and modest way was 
that, despite her beauty, her stage back- 
ground, her talents, she was climbing the 
ladder the hard way — by study, work, and 
a willingness to take the bumps and the 
knocks and come back smiling for more. 

The old paternal influence again. 

Getting back to sports, the young 
M-G-M star plays a driving game of 
tennis, likes golf, enjoys contract bridge, 
dancing, and lately has gone in for Knock- 
knock, Hollywood's latest funny brain- 
teaser. 

She governs herself according to the 
rule of the three "B's" — Be fair, Be 
natural and Behave yourself. She has a 
consuming curiosity about everything. 
Not the snoopy, peek-in-the-corner 
variety, but the reportorial curiosity in- 
herited from her father. 

But here is something! Her private 
hobby, of which she is very proud, but 
inordinately modest, is poetry. So far as 
our survey has taken us, she is the only 
girl in pictures who writes verse. And by 
verse we mean lines that are accepted by 
literary critics as being very first-class 
indeed. Her favorite stage play is Cyrano 
de Bergerac. Among the best screen 
actresses she includes Margaret Sullavan 
and Norma Shearer. Paul Muni and 
Walter Huston rank high on her list of 
actors. 

Note to Grantland Rice: Your lovely, 
talented daughter, Florence, has just 
finished Sworn Enemy for M-G-M and is 
doing very well in pictures, thank you. 
She now plans on "doing" you in golf 
when you come out here next December. 
That terrible trimming you gave her two 
years ago still rankles in her mind. While 
it's practically none of our business, right 
now she is shooting that old golf ball in 
the low eighties — and on a standard course 
and from the back tees. 

You know the old saying — a tip in time 
may save the first nine. 



Flood Tide for Tracy 



( Continued from page twenty-one) 

to be in Riff Raff with her. She then stated 
she could think of no one opposite whom 
she would rather play. 

Then it happened. The studio had cast 
him opposite Sylvia Sidney in one of those 
Class B pictures all studios pass around to 
fill in the double billings. Not costly and 
not elaborate, the picture was one from 
which little was expected. 

But in Fury Spencer Tracy blossomed 
forth in all his glory. His stunning, pow- 
erful portrayal of a man victimized by 
mob rule made this picture a smash hit. 
No question about it; Spencer Tracy was 
made. 

It was clinched with San Francisco. In 
this box office record-breaker he was co- 
starred with Clark Gable and Jeanette 
MacDonald. As ruffian, comedian and 
strong man he had battled his way to the 
top. Now in a sanctified role he almost 



stole a major picture from two stars. In 
the future he was to reach stardom in his 
own right. 

Next he appeared in Libeled Lady, the 
sophisticated comedy hit. Now he is 
starring in Captains Courageous, Rudyard 
Kipling story of Gloucester fishermen, 
and classed as one of the biggest pictures 
of the year. His first picture on the new 
contract which Metro gave him six months 
ahead of time will be They Gave Him a 
Gun. In this he will, for the first time, star 
in his own right. 

The stony, adversity-lined road to star- 
dom has been traversed. With his new 
hobby of yachting, the new ranch he is 
farming with Mrs. Tracy, and the delight 
he gets out of his two growing children, 
Spencer Tracy opens his era as a top-rank 
star. Yet he almost left Hollywood, a 
failure, eighteen months ago! 



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Why Errol Flynn is Fleeing 



(Continued from page thirty-one) 




Here's Errol Flynn in a scene from Green Light, due for spring release. The faithful 
dog is an important character in the film adaptation of Lloyd C. Douglas 1 famous book 



get some of that restlessness out of his 
system. 

Something to Think About 

Warner Brothers might well worry 
about this trip. Why? Because, Errol 
Flynn being what he is, might decide 
never to return to Hollywood and motion 
picture fame. Just like that — with a cool 
snap of his fingers. But he will come 
back. Warners are sure of that. They 
gave him a good reason for returning from 
the land of beyond. 

Several months ago Errol joined Faw- 
cett Writer William Ulman, Jr., in writing 
a story on some of the actor's personal 
adventures before he became a star. The 
title of that picture is The White Rajah. 
The idea came about during a lazy week- 
end in Palm Springs when Ulman was 
visiting Flynn, gathering material for a 
series of stories for Movie Classic. 

Out there in the desert the two remi- 
nisced together. Errol talked about a pic- 
ture he would like to do, a picture full of 
the nostalgia of the South Seas, of thrilling 
incidents from his own life. 

"Why don't we get together and turn 
that story into a scenario?" Ulman asked 
Errol after several hours discussion. 

It was a deal. They worked it out, and 
sold the opus to Warners for a princely 
sum. And that's why the studio is sure 
that Flynn will come back! 

Flynn 's itinerary is the kind you love to 
speculate about. He will take the last 
scheduled steamer run to Tahiti and em- 
bark from there. (After this trip all regu- 
lar ships will dispense with making Tahiti 
a port of call, there not being enough bus- 
iness to make it worth while.) 

What he will do in Tahiti is still as much 
a mystery to Errol as to anyone else. How 
he will leave Tahiti for other islands is a 
matter for fate and time to decide. 

But by and by a tramp steamer, a fishing 
schooner, or some wandering ship will 
drop anchor off the dreamy shores of 
Tahiti, and Flynn will find his time to 
move has come. 

While restlessness is perhaps a prime 
factor in luring Errol away, he has a 
couple of real objectives in his Odyssey. 
Among the countless islands of the South 



Seas mandated to Japan is one particular 
lump of land that catches his fancy. He 
calls it The Lost Island, although of 
course it technically is nothing of the 
sort. 

On this strange Lost Island, Japan is 
said to have secret fortifications. And 
Nippon is usually extremely reluctant to 
allow visitors within the sacred precincts. 
Nevertheless the intrepid Flynn will visit 
that island shortly, with the official per- 
mission of high Japanese dignitaries. And 
all because Errol, in one of his previous 
advtntures, developed a close friendship 
with a son of one of these influential 
officials. 

A Lost World 

What Errol wants to see is not any secret 
military outpost, but to delve into the 
mysteries of a lost civilization which once 
flourished on the isle. Here, under the 
perpetual shade of dense palm groves, are 
the ruins of another era, said to rival even 
the mystical Mayan ruins of Central 
America. 

That spells adventure to Errol. He is 
taking with him a 16 mm. camera with a 
supply of natural color film. When he 
returns he hopes to have adequate proof 
of another Yesterday in human existence. 

From the Lost Island the actor will 
swing down to the East Indies, a familiar 
sight to him, for it was here that he had 
some of his most exciting adventures 
before he climbed the heights of Holly- 
wood. 

This country is the background of his 
White Rajah story. So somewhere along 
the line he will pick up a professional 
cameraman likewise afflicted with wan- 
derlust, and film familiar scenes as a basis 
for the actual production. Didn't we tell 
you there was a good reason for Errol to 
come back to Hollywood? 

Yes, Errol will come back, even if it 
wouldn't surprise anyone that he didn't. 

He will make White Rajah and perhaps 
by then he will be willing to settle down 
for awhile. One cannot make any accu- 
rate predictions regarding his future. 
Errol is forever independent. And he 
loves the region "down under," where he 
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Training Your Dog the Hollywood Way 



< Continued from page forty) 



start. Then you will never need to in the 
future. 

When you see a dog running into the 
street, your pet-loving heart flops and you 
wish you could shout "stop!" and have 
him obey. It's easy, once your dog has 
learned to rush to your side on com- 
mand. 

Stake your dog out on a 20 foot rope. 
Stand 30 feet away and call him. Just as 
he reaches the end of the rope, tell him 
"stop." If he doesn't, the rope will halt his 
progress. In a few lessons the rope can 
be eliminated and he will freeze in his 
tracks on command. It may save your 
dog's life to know this order. 

One other command is essential for his 
safety. "Heel." Upon this order he walks 
on your left side, his nose close to your 
hand. This trick may be taught by a little 
patient practice, telling him to "heel" each 
time he is close to the proper spot. Hold 
your index finger down at him until he 
has learned to obey implicitly. Later the 
command itself will suffice. Vary it with 
an occasional "all right" which releases 
him to gallop off by himself. 

Limitation of space, of course, prohibits 
our explaining the methods behind all the 
complicated movie tricks, but some of the 
most interesting we'll let Mr. East discuss 
in detail. 

Let's start off with stretching. 

"This lesson is taught by observing the 
dog's natural action, and then giving him 
the cue for it. When your dog stretches 
after a nap, say 'Stretch!' as he performs 
this action. Give him a bit of food and 
say, 'That's right . . . Stretch!' He will 
probably look at you in a bewildered way, 
not knowing what he has done to warrant 
such consideration. 

"Continue to watch closely for another 
stretch. When he stretches again, repeat 
'Stretch!' Feed, pet and show him that 
you're pleased. Don't reprimand him if 
he fails. 

"After giving him this cue for a few 
days, say 'Stretch!' when he is not inclined 
to stretch naturally. If he stretches, re- 
ward him. If he does not you will have 
to continue to catch him in a few more 
natural stretches. He will learn soon what 
you want him to do. 

"Yawning can be taught in the same 
manner. When your pet yawns naturally, 
give him the cue, 'Yawn!' Feed and en- 
courage him by petting until he yawns on 
command. 

"If he doesn't get your meaning in this 
way, you can aid him by pressing on each 
side of the mouth until it opens. Then, 
cue him, 'Yawn!' Should it be necessary 
to press his mouth to teach him this lesson, 
you'll find that very little pressure is 
needed. 

"He will instinctively open it if you 
press lightly and very shortly will be 
yawning upon command." 

Some Movie Dogs 

Mutt, who appeared with Marion Davies 
throughout Peg o' My Heart, was espe- 
cially adept in this trick. It is amusingly 
recalled that the star learned of Mutt's 
ability along this line early in the filming 
of the production and fiendishly would 
cue the dog to yawn in front of her lead- 
ing man right in the midst of an emo- 
tional scene. Yawns being the contagious 
quantity that they invariably are, the 
actor would ruin the scene by submitting 
to the urge. 

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Do you remember William Powell's 
Wire-hair Terrier in The Thin Man? That 
was Skippy, as shameless a young gentle- 
man as ever poked his nose into anybody's 
business, but in the picture he was called 
upon time and again to register the very 
reverse. His hang-dog expression was 
one of the most humorous touches in the 
entire film. 

Now, how could he be ordered to look 
this way? Easy. And you can teach your 
dog to assume the same shamed appear- 
ance, just as Mr. East trained Skippy. 

"Calling your dog to you, stop him a 
few feet away and order him to 'Put your 
head down.' A little tap over his nose is 
sufficient to convey your meaning. Of 
course, the tap will be eliminated as soon 
as he learns to lower his head when told 
to do so. 

"After he knows this lesson thoroughly, 
you can combine 'Shame!' with 'Put your 
head down!' You can then say, 'Put your 
head down! — Shame!' and gradually re- 
duce the order merely to 'Shame!' " 

It's truly amazing how pathetic your 
dog will look as he maintains this pose, 
and, of course, his feelings won't be hurt 
because the word Shame will simply in- 
dicate putting down his head. But be sure 
you never say it as an honest criticism or 
he might forever have a guilty conscience. 

Teaching Him To Scratch 

Would you like to be able to order your 
dog to chase a flea when no flea is present? 
In other words, 
scratch himself 
J# upon your com- 

mand? Here's how 
you do it. 

"Put a snap- 
style clothes-pin 
on your dog just 
behind the shoul- 
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A well-behaved dog sary to clip it onto 

won't scratch unless the flesh so that 

he's told to, and will the dog will be un- 
quickly learn what comfortable, 

you are talking Catch only a few 
about. It pays to hairs together so 
talk his language! they'll pull a little. 
"Have your dog 
on a three-foot leash. Let him wander 
around, or sit, within the radius of the 
length of your leash. Do not let him feel 
that you're trying to get his attention for 
any particular reason. When he scratches 
at the clothes-pin, feed, pet and encourage 
him as you say, "That's it! — Scratch!' 

"Repeat with the clothes-pin for the 
next few days; then tell him, 'Scratch!' 
without the aid of the clothes-pin. Even- 
tually, he will scratch at the mere utter- 
ance of the word. But you mustn't try to 
rush him." 

In The Return oj Peter Grimra, with 
Lionel Barrymore, a beautiful Collie 
enacted one of the pivotal roles. If you 
caught the picture, the memory of Laddie 
undoubtedly still lingers with you. 

On two different occasions Laddie was 
required to limp, holding one foot in the 
air. In fact. Laddie, though only a young- 
ster, played an old dog — a character part, 
no less! — and acted as would any dog of 
venerable years. Instead of working with 
his customary zip, he walked and moved 
slowly, got up and stretched lazily and 
gave every appearance of an older canine. 
His performance was a splendid illustra- 
tion of how intelligent training prepares 




a dog to take over any role. But to 
explain the technique involved to teach 
a dog to walk on three legs, simulat- 
ing lameness. . . . You will probably 
want your dog to learn this act, because 
it's an effective showing-off lesson for the 
home-dog trainer to exhibit to his friends. 

"Tie one end of the training leash 
around the dog's front leg, just above the 
paw. Tie the other end of the leash to the 
dog's collar. Work close to him. Back 
slowly as you coax him to 'Come on! — 
Walk on three legs!' 

"Pull him along very slowly with the 
leash which is attached to the collar. Keep 
his foot off the ground with the other end 
of the leash as he walks hesitating toward 
you. 

"For the first week, the lesson should not 
be given without the aid of the cord. 
After that, you should try it without the 
cord by saying, 'Walk on three legs!' and 
tapping his foot when he tries to use it. 
You can add, 'Keep it up!' and Ah! Ah!' 
if he tries to place it on the ground. 

He Will Gradually Learn 

"If it is still difficult for him to walk on 
three legs, use the leash a little longer. 
Reward him if he takes only a step or two 
on three legs without the aid of the cord. 

When he learns to walk on three legs, 
you can send him to a distant spot and 
tell him to Hold it! — Walk on three legs! 
— Come on! — Walk on three legs!' If he 
tries to put his foot on the ground, antici- 
pate him with 'Ah! Ah! — Keep it up!' " 

Closely allied to this trick is a dog 
raising his paw and holding it in his 
mouth. And your dog can always win a 
laugh if he knows how to do this. 

"Place one of his paws in his mouth and 
say, 'Hold your paw!' If the position is 
entirely easy for him — some dogs aren't 
built for this feat and if the position is un- 
comfortable or awkward let the lesson be 
abandoned immediately — teach him then 
to pick up his paw from a standing posi- 
tion by saying, 'Pick up your paw!' and 
showing him what you mean. Combine 
the two movements and add, 'Hold it!' 
after he has the paw in his mouth." 

Of course, in all probability your dog 
will never be called upon to do more than 
perform for you and your friends . . . but 
what may be taught a canine actor has 
never been more strikingly presented than 
in the portrayal of Lightning in the title 
role of White Fang. 

Lightning had to approach the prostrate 
form of Michael Whalen as he lay upon 
the snow. Cautiously, he advanced, stiff 
legged, and sniffed gingerly, hastily re- 
treated a dozen paces, halted and slowly 
returned to the actor. Bending over him, 
he licked his face, breathed into the un- 
conscious man's mouth to keep kindled 
the spark of life and finally lay down by 
his side, as though to protect him from the 
arctic cold. What was so wonderful about 
this feat was the fact that the action was 
continuous and the dog acted solely upon 
the signalled directions of his trainer . . . 
yet he followed through without a hitch 
and required only a few rehearsals. 

If you would have your dog well- 
trained, train your dog the Hollywood 
way. Forget trick-routine and concen- 
trate upon your pet obeying your cues in- 
stantly and completely, regardless of order 
or sequence. Then you'll have a dog that 
youll be more than ever proud of and that 
might go on the screen. 



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(Continued from page forty-six) 



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the dictionary puts it, an action induced 
by vital resistance to some other action. 
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a vivid touch of color as trimming or 
accessory. Reaction then may be ex- 
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FEMININITY— we all know. Particu- 
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routine. Polly is proud of her navy blue vel- 
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mannish attire to emulate the male spe- 
cies, when this year above all others offers 
girls a chance to display their feminine 
charms? Fashion has reverted to the 
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STAR GLEAMS 



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and Bob Taylor is no more nor 
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of privacy is complete, with no outsiders 
allowed on the sets without a personal 
okay from M-G-M's Number One man, 
Louis B. Mayer. 

This privacy has served to revive the 
annual rumors that Garbo is in love 
with her leading man. And not much 
can be said about such stories, for no 
one of the journalistic world is able to 
invade the sacred circle and see. I 
think she still prefers George Brent — 
but it's a guess. 



Over at a rival studio the other day 
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camera. Is it love with them, or does she still 

prefer George Brent? 

regardless of its veracity, serves to 
prove how adequately M-G-M guards 
the portals to Garbo's private world. 
Bob Taylor had been missing for days 
(so the story goes) and Mr. Mayer him- 
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his absence. A search for the popular 
young actor was about to be organized 
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Venturing out to Grand Central Air 
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voyage to HOLLYWOOD'S publisher, 
W. H. Fawcett, I witnessed an incident 
which appeals strongly to my sense of 
humor. 

Mr. Fawcett and his wife were talking 
to Wallace Beery, a fellow passenger 
going east aboard a giant American 
Airlines plane. As the three stood near 
the open door of the plane, I noticed a 
small film company shooting a "quickie" 
a few feet away. The picture had no 
particular stars, and is of no particular 
significance except that the director 
walked over to us and said, 

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the line of the camera? We want to 
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wood's biggest stars from the scene! 



Every time I see a double feature at 
a theatre I have a feeling of being 
"gypped." Not so much of money, as 
of time. To see one good film I usually 
have to sit through a bad one, unless I 
time my arrival carefully. 

The producers don't like dual bills, 
nor do the exhibitors. But they insist 
that competition has forced them into 
showing two films for the price of one. 
It is economically infeasible to exhibit 
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must take what they offer, or beg them 
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you have seen a growing tendency to 
let a picture run 100 minutes instead of 



70 if it's worth the extra footage. This 
policy will continue until the effect on 
double bills is learned. Few of us want 
to see 200 minutes of pictures at one 
sitting! 

The studios — unintentionally, of course 
— are doing another thing to discour- 
age dual showings. They are making a 
class of competitive pictures that are 
so bad people razz them openly. The 
fad to hoot the poor products has 
grown by leaps and bounds. Some 
shows are actually patronized for the 
sole purpose of ridiculing the current 
attractions. 

Sooner or later the double show idea 
will have to be abandoned. I hope it 
will suffer an earlv demise. 




Wallace Beery with Publisher W. H. Fawcett 

and Mrs. Fawcett ... a film director pushed 

the famous star aside . . . 



Out watching Universal's "Top of the 
Town" in production a fortnight ago, I 
saw more bad "breaks" on that one set 
than I have come across in many a moon. 
Scene after scene was spoiled. 

Two Chinese swordsmen were battling 
furiously when one of their swords broke 
in two. The scene was re-shot. A short 
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fried egg in front of the camera, dis- 
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Other small disasters: doors wouldn't 
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Lovely Irene Dunne is adding new effulgence 
+0 her stardom by what critics hail as a capital 
performance in Theodora Goes Wild. She 
proves her versatility by "no lady" role 



Table of Contents 
SPECIAL FEATURES 

Eleanore Whitney: She's on Her Toes 16 

Tapping her way to top of the film ladder. 

The Truth About Rudy and Fay 25 

Intimate friend tells of Vallee's broken heart. 

Myrna Loy's Hand-Carved Career 27 

From yesterday's half-caste to today's sophisticate. 

Daring the Gods of Death 28 

How intrepid newsreel cameramen dodge disaster. 

Keeping That Hollywood Figure 30 

Anne Shirley tells how in picture and instruction. 

She Takes the Rap lor Thrills 32 

When you see a star flirt with peril, likely it's Mary Wiggins! 

Making Love by the Stars 33 

How to gauge a mate by the astrological yardstick. 

Taking Risks in Hollywood 44 

How Lloyds of London insures the film colony. 

Adolph Zukor's Silver Jubilee 57 

Spotlight turned on twenty-five years of success. 

HOLLYWOOD PRODUCTIONS 

Corraling the World Indoors 12 

Grace Moore's "Interlude" 31 

EVERY MONTH IN HOLLYWOOD 

Hollywood Newsreel 6 Movie Crossword Puzzle 36 

Letters to the Editor 10 Topper's Film Reviews 38 

Fred MacMurray Contest 14 Hollywood Young Stars 50 

Rhodes' Eyewitness Photos 18 Hitting on High with Hamm Beall 65 

Beauty — Smart Headwork 20 Hollywood Star Gleams 74 

Charm School — Shooting Stars in Mexico 34 

Cover photo by Edwin Bower Hesser; Staff Cameraman: Charles Rhodes 



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Of course, it may have been a funny story that stirred the smiles of Gloria Swanson, Fredric 
March and John Barrymore during a dance at the Cocoanut Grove. Then again, perhaps 
Gloria and Fredric are just congratulating Caliban 



Lottie Pickford Passes 

Into The Midst Of joyful preparation by 
Mary Pickford and Buddy Rogers for their 
forthcoming marriage a pall of sadness fell 
shortly before the Yuletide, when Lottie 
Pickford was stricken with a heart attack. 
With the passing of the erstwhile screen 
celebrity, "America's Sweetheart" is the 
only member of her immediate family still 
living. Mary's mother and brother, Jack, 
both died in recent years. 



Irene Dunne a Mother! 

Irene Dunne is starring in a new real 
life drama! She hopes her newest role — 
that of a mother — will continue until she is 
as old as some of the parts she has played 
in pictures. Christmas was especially 
happy for Miss Dunne and her dentist 
husband, Dr. Francis Griffin, because of 
the arrival in Hollywood of an 11- 
months'-old daughter, adopted through 
the aid of a baby specialist in New York. 
Thus, Irene's new daughter differs some- 
what from many other babies adopted by 
film celebrities in that she did not come 
from Evanston's famous Cradle. 



Flaming Dentist Put Out 

Craig Reynolds, Warner Brothers actor, 
and one of Hollywood's favorite boy- 
friends, saved his dentist from severe 
burns this month — which might have 
been a "turning the other cheek" policy! 
At any rate, the doc was hurting him 
considerably when a gas burner caught 
the M.D.'s apron on fire and Craig 
promptly threw him to the floor smother- 
ing the flames. 

"It was a pleasure," Reynolds laughed 
when the Doc thanked him. "A lot of 
people would enjoy a chance at knocking 
their dentist down about that stage of 
dentistry!" 



"Firing the Furness" 

The Betty Furness-Alan Lane ro- 
mance is now as cold as a landlord's 
heart. But no one's hurt, we guess, be- 
cause there's a certain dark and attrac- 
tive gentleman in New York who gave 
Betty thirteen new charms for her brace- 
let and a grand rush when she was East 
recently; and Alan has been going places 
with Anita Louise a lot. 

It's a shame to keep you in the dark 
about the identity of the gentleman who's 
"firing the Furness." 



And Now Dolores Sings 

The Month's All-time high for poise 
goes to Dolores Del Rio, who as honor 
guest at the Cocoanut Grove on Old 
Mexico Night, was called upon to say a 
few words. Exquisite in a white evening 
gown, Dolores arose and asked the or- 
[Continued on page 8] 




Before Superior Judge Fletcher Bowron in Los 
Angeles Carole Lombard forever drops the 
name of Jane Peters and makes her film- 
glorified moniker her legal name as well 



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The Screen Brings America's 
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DEATH TOI 
SQUEALERS! 

That's the law of this devil cult — the body and soul 
pledge made by every man who for thirty pieces 
of silver buys the privilege of killing his neighbor! 

Leave it to Warner Bros, to be the first to bring to 
the screen the whole savage, terrible behind-the- 
scenes story of these Midnight Marauders of the 
Midwest ! All of it — every bullet-riddled paragraph — 
hurled across the screen with the dramatic fury of 
another "G-Men" or "I Am A Fugitive". 
To producers, to director and to a great cast — bril- 
liantly headed by Humphrey Bogart in a role even 
more intensely dynamic than his "Killer" of "Petri- 
fied Forest" — alike are due the plaudits of a million 
fans for making this thrilling indictment of the 
world below the underworld this month's tops in 
cinema excitement! 



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DICK FORAN • ERIN O'BRIEN-MOORE 

ANN SHERIDAN -Helen Flint -Joseph 

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But Right or Wrong — Our Readers! 




You'll hear this music from coast to coast before long! Gene Raymond, Lily Pons and Mischa 
Auer do a scene for RKO's That Girl from Paris. Doesn'4 Mischa look exceptionally soulful? 



He Wins a Watch! 

Dear Editor: 

The most interesting thing about Hollywood, to 
me, is the lives of the stars — the real life of those 
who portray the lasting sweetness of love and ro- 
mance, bringing the blessedness of hearts attuned to 
love and happiness to us; yet in their own life is so 
much of unhappincss, undeserved. It must be 
poignantly bitter, indeed, to play such roles, and 
in the ending find only shattered romance in their 
own hearts. 

So many of them do that — they reach the heights 
— then plunge down to the bottom. I've thought 

of Mary and Doug — the Bannisters Gables — Mary 

Astor — Bushman — and hundreds of others. Cer- 
tainly they have suffered the most poignant bitter- 
ness a human knows, yet they have brought happi- 
ness and joy to us so often! 

If they are indiscreet — if they get talked about — 

if they lose out like humans often do let's not be 

quitters on them! To me they are still the same. 
We have no right to say what they shall do in their 
private life. If they fail — try to come back — -let's 
give them a hand, a big one! If they err, let's still 
love them — and be right in there cheering when they 
do try to make the climb again! 

And Gene don't dodge love oc put it off! If 

the right one comes along — why, go to town! And 

— when you do here's hoping you a million years 

of happiness! 

What do you say, fellows and girls? Can't we 
be big enough to stick to them when they're fading? 

— and if some day Clark, Joan, Gene or Jean or 

any of them — are pictured in their attempt to Come 
Back — well, aren't we still going to mob that box 
office for a very good reason — don't we want to see 
them do it! Y — e s-s-s! That's the stuff! ! 

With very best wishes to the Stars' best Maga- 
zine, HOLLYWOOD, and for the happiness and 
success of each of them, I am, 

Sincerely, 

William C. Parker, Jr.. 
207 Mart Building, St. Louis, Mo. 

As announced in last month s Holly- 
wood, William Parker, Jr., "will receive 
Gene Raymond's own wrist watch for this 
prize-winning letter of the month. Many 
other contestants in the Gene Raymond 
contest will receive checks of $1.00 apiece 
for letters suggested in these columns. — 
The Editor. 



has been honored with the Academy Award, her 
studio would try its ut:nost to see that she be given 
only the most carefully chosen stories in which to 
be starred. Of course, I refer to Bette Davis. 

After her brilliant performance in Dangerous, 
it Is unfair that her ability be absolutely wasted in 
such inferior pictures as The Golden Arrow and, 
more recently. Satan Met a Lady! Pictures of that 
caliber should be used as tests for up-and-coming 
young starlets, but certainly not for ACADEMY 
AWARD WINNERS! 

Leslie Ruth Hirschfeld. 
10828 Hampden Ave., Cleveland, Ohio. 

With Bette's return from England, her 
studio will in all probability accede to the 
many requests of the blonde actress' fans 
that she be given more advantageous roles. 
—The Editor. 



Claudette Preferred Sans Bangs 

Dear Editor: 

Yes, I have a pet peeve who hasn't? 

I have been waiting and hoping to see Claudette 
Colbert's forehead. I admire this actress tremen- 
dously and shall continue to see her pictures even 
though she continues wearing these atrocious bangs. 
Is there a reason? Will she ever make a picture 
without them? 

Mrs. Rose Hurchell, 
P. O. Box 844, El Reno, Okla. 

Claudette's fans will be interested to 
learn that she is now making Maid of 
Salem, in which she will appear minus her 
famous bangs. This decision was made 
because foreheads were not covered in 
this manner in the seventeenth century, 
the period portrayed in the picture. Direc- 
tors attach a great deal of importance to 
even so unimportant an issue. — The Editor. 



Fans are Growing Up 



Better Breaks for Bette 



Dear Editor: 

I'm good and 
right to be! On< 



ngry, and I believe I have every 
would think that after an actress 



Dear Editor: 

How soon will screen magazines in general come 
to the realization that the public is all fed up on the 
life and loves of the stars — what they eat and what 
they wear? 

Features which are sensible and which smack of 
truth rather than the overdone and outmoded inter- 
views (which the stars usually censor) are what the 

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Henry Fonda and Sylvia Sidney at their honeymoon supper in You Only Live Once, would seem 
to be giving deep consideration to what the future holds for their romantic associations 



That Amazing Hollywood custom of 
bringing the mountain to Mahomet 
seems to be gaining in popularity. 
More and more the studios create natural 
settings within the huge buildings called 
sound stages instead of traveling to loca- 
tion sites far and near. 

A notable recent example of this prac- 
tice, which enables producers to formulate 
a definite schedule and stick to it through 
their ability to control sound, lighting and 
weather in out-of-door sequences filmed 
indoors, was You Only Live Once, a Walter 
Wanger production starring Sylvia Sidney 
and Henry Fonda. 

Although probably 50 per cent of the 
action takes place out of doors, the unit 
left the United Artists studio for only a 
few short scenes, and spent most of its 
seven weeks' actual camera work on 
sound stages. Forests, mountains, deserts 
came into being through the miracle of 
Alexander Toluboff's modern set con- 
struction. Rain, wind, fog. sunshine were 
on tap at a moment's notice. Nature's 
whims, the old bugaboo of location scenes, 
could be laughed at. 

Particular importance attaches to You 
Only hive Once, in the Hollywood scheme 
of things, not only because it is conceived 
on a grand scale, but because it is Walter 
Wanger's first production under his new 
long-term releasing arrangement with 
United Artists. As the curtain-raiser on 
a series of big pictures for the season's 
program, the creator of Trail of the Lone- 
some Pine, Private Worlds, The Moon's 
Our Home and other hits, in the language 
of Hollywood, "shot the works" in making 
You Only Live Once. 

An original story by Gene Towne and 
Graham Baker, the direction was intrusted 
to Fritz Lang, whose Fury introduced him 
to Hollywood. A Viennese, and probably 
the most colorful megaphonist to arrive 
from Europe in the last fifteen years, he 



won world fame with M, Metropolis and 
other continental hits before transferring 
his talents to America. 

Miss Sidney, who co-starred in Fury 
and who more than any other Hollywood 
personality appreciated the brilliant, driv- 
ing force of Lang, tipped off Fonda, Barton 
MacLane, William Gargan, Jean Dixon 
and other principals at the start of the 
picture, when the director called them all 
together, read the script and acted out 
each part himself, that they "hadn't seen 
anything yet." 

They hadn't. Miss Sidney wasn't sur- 
prised when Lang persuaded her to run 
up and down a flight of stairs several times 
so she would be naturally out of breath 
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$2,000,000 is the rumored sum Columbia spent to film the fanciful 
magnificence of this world-famous book. This gorgeous reproduction 
of the lamasery of Shangri-La (above) seems to confirm this estimate. 



Capra Captures Top Screen 
Honors With 

LOST HORIZON 



By RUSSELL PATTERSON 

' 1 J HAT man Capra has clone it again! And when I say "again" I don't mean that his new 
-*■ Columbia picture is just as good as "Mr Deeds", "It Happened One Night", etc. I mean 
it's better! "Lost Horizon" is so magnificent artistically and so gripping dramatically that it 
stands practically alone on my private and unofficial recommended list for the month. I know 
you've heard about this famous James Hilton best-seller and its unique story of a secret 
romantic paradise on the roof of the world. So I don't have to tell you what a stupendous job 
it was to reproduce this fabulous Oriental "hideout" on the screen, and to portray the amazing 
romance that takes place within its walls. But Columbia, Capra and Colman have done it — 
done it so superbly that for my money "Lost Horizon" is going to be one of those talked- 
about pictures that everybody just has to see. The star role is the best thing I've seen Ronald 
Colman do, and the supporting efforts of Edward Everett Horton, Margo, H. B Warner, 
Jane Wyatt and thousands of others, plus Robert Riskin's exciting adaptation, all go to make 
"Lost Horizon" a big picture in every sense of the word. I'm telling you — don't miss it! 





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_ This magazine is offering the candid 
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Hollywood is anxious to know what is 
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Remember, the best letter received will 
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Hollyivood Spotlights 



Eleanore Whitney: 
She's On Her Toes 

By 

Richard Murray 



IN The Best Hollywood tradition, 
Eleanore Whitney's story should be 
that of the poor but beautiful young 
girl who, overnight, soared from rags to 
riches, from obscurity to adulation. Then 
the film colony could properly label her 
as Cinderella, 1937 edition, and promptly 
dismiss her from its mind. The cinema 
citadel can never rest easily, you know, 
until each newcomer has been properly 
tagged and classified and filed away for 
future reference. But Miss Whitney is 
not the one to be dismissed lightly, if at 
all. She definitely refuses to fit into a 
groove. In fact, she is in a very fair way 
of becoming a ninety-seven pound menace 
to Hollywood's peace of mind. 

She is both young enough and pretty 
enough to carry on the time hallowed 
Cinderella motif. But behind her are too 
many years of struggle, too many aching 
hours of rehearsal, for her to qualify as a 
sister in the Order of the Glass Slipper. 
Eleanore won't even compromise to the 
extent of becoming a "glamour girl." And 
— here, my friends, is heresy! — not once 
has she even admitted to those familiar 
yearnings to get away from it all! To 
Hollywood, Eleanore is its youngest 
enigma. And by far its cutest one. 

You'll pardon me while I take a sweep- 
ing bow. To me, at least, the unpredict- 
able Whitney is no unfathomable mystery. 
You see, I happened to know her before 
she came to the celluloid coast. And I can 





Heralded as "ninety-seven pounds of menace to Hollywood's peace of mind," Eleanore Whitney 
is forging ahead in a fashion that even those in the know characterize as unpredictable 



Eleanore Whitney and Johnny Downs may be 
drinking a toast to romance; then again it 
may be just an attempt to keep cool during 
a warm California day. The story tells all! 

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tell you sincerely that this young lady, 
whom critics have described as Eleanor 
Powell's only competition, is strictly the 
McCoy! The circumstances of our meeting 
may bear repeating. 

I'd just arrived in Chicago for a business 
conference with Rudy Vallee who was 
playing a theatre engagement there. It 
was as hot as only Chicago can be hot in 
mid-August. Even in Rudy's air-condi- 
tioned dressing room, the atmosphere was 
stifling. I tried to catch a nap as Rudy 
shaved before the dressing room mirror. 
Suddenly there was a staccato burst of 
tapping from across the hall. It sounded 
like some dancer warming up with a time- 
step, I decided gloomily. The tapping per- 
sisted. After a full ten minutes, such 
energy was, to say the least, definitely 
annoying. I got up and opened the door 
and looked out. I looked again, then 
closed the door softly. "You've been 
holding out on me," I said. "Since when 
have you carried a tap dancer in the 
show?" 

Vallee glanced at me in the mirror. 
"Her? That's Eleanore Whitney. She's 
pretty good." He wiped the lather from 
his face and started to slide into a shirt. 
I looked at him. Rudy Vallee was never 
a soft touch for tap dancers as a part of 



his stage unit. He didn't have to tell me 
that she must be better than "pretty 
good." 

I caught her act at the next performance. 
She did two routines and took three cur- 
tain calls. She looked very cute as she 
twirled and tapped her way across the 
stage. In her tiny, white skirt and sweater 
she looked about fourteen. After the show 
Rudy introduced me to Eleanore and her 
mother. I took another good look at her 
and said, "You know, you really ought to 
be in pictures! And no sales talk!" 

She grinned as she started to remove her 
make-up. "Thanks," she said blithely. 
"I'm going to be — I hope. I'm on my way 
to the coast now for a Paramount picture." 
And she was. So when the Whitneys 
arrived in Hollywood, I was their self- 
appointed guide. 

I took Eleanore to her first dance here, 
her first picture, the first stage show. I 
saw the rushes of her first picture with 
her. Helped them find an apartment. 
Eleanore wasn't interested in going out a 
great deal nor in meeting "the right 
people." Not that she didn't have plenty 
of chances. All she wanted to do was con- 
centrate on her screen debut. I lived only 
a few blocks away and almost every night 
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at the Carthay Circle, Charles Rhodes caught 
Gene Markey and Joan Bennett walking down 
the poinsettia-lined "pathway of the stars" 

protegee of Paul Powell who, as an out- 
standing director in the silent days, dis- 
covered Colleen Moore. Paul has fore- 
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However, he was on hand in his quiet 
and unobtrusive way at the Troc to in- 
troduce Nadja Ostrovska to a host of old 
cinema friends. He met her in England 
several years ago and coaxed her into 
pictures, featuring her in several of his 
British productions. 



That Dudley Menagerie 

Dust Off Ye olde silver lovin' cup 
for Doris Dudley, Hollywood's newest 
twinkle in actresses and swell "copy" 
girls. Everything Doris does is news! 
At this moment she wins the cup for 
her miscellaneous pets — a pair of Chi- 
huahuas named Yes and No, a house- 
broken goat, named The Jeep, a mountain 
lion, two cats and five dogs. The 
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hunting a better home for them in the 
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the trouble, she says, every time a friend 
goes traveling they remember her with 
gift pets. 

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Kids Eat on La Rue 

On Thanksgiving Day, Jack La Rue, 
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working before the cameras, went out and 
got a flock of poor kids and saw to it 
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Dixon Steps Outl 

Lee Dixon Is the latest lad to have 
Hollywood agog. He was with Rudy 
Vallee for a long time and tried his best 
to get into pictures, but he was always 
turned down cold. Then Warner Bros, 
put him into Gold Diggers of 1937, and 
he did such a sensational job of dancing 
that they are touting as Fred Astaire's 
rival. 



Chaplin, Goddard Burn 

When Randolph Churchill, son of 
Winston Churchill, British diplomat, 
came to Hollywood recently, he said he 
knew that Charles Chaplin and Paulette 
Goddard were married. Chaplin and the 
girl friend did a terrific burn up and 
issued a flock of denials. The fact is, 
however, that all of Hollywood agrees 
with Churchill and any announcement 
that the pair is married would now be 
like a new issue of an old book. 



Harpo Insures Harp 

Harpo Marx Has a $12,000 harp. Some 
bad boys heard of its value and conspired 
to steal it. However, the word was passed 
along to Harpo by some underworld ad- 
mirers and now the $12,000 harp is in 
a vault and anybody who steals the harp 
will have a hard time selling it for more 
than fifty dollars. 



Even Mae's Feet Praised 

Whom Would You say has the most 
perfect feet in Hollywood? Well, nine 
chances out of ten, you are wrong. That 
honor goes to Mae West and the authority 
for the statement is Emilie Rigadoux, 
sculptor, who made a cast of Mae's feet. 
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Garbo a Slacker? 

Great Garbo, who has never been 
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affair held by Virginia Faulkner, the nov- 
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Coast Guard Calls Foster 

Preston Foster has been playing in 
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Rosenthal, who has been acting as tech- 
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been invited by the Coast Guard to cruise 
into the Arctic aboard the cutter Tahoe 
next summer. He is now busy arranging 
his shooting schedule at the studio so that 
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Afraid of Love?" "The Moon- 
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Now it can be told 



The Truth About Rudy And Fay ! 



Fay Webb Vallee lay dying in a Santa 
Monica hospital. Three thousand miles 
away, one of the country's greatest 
radio programs was in rehearsal. Its con- 
ductor, a brisk, efficient young dynamo, 
was making his final time check when re- 
porters entered the studio. Then, for the 
first time, Rudy Vallee was told of the real 
condition of his estranged wife. He 
dropped his baton and walked away from 
the stand, his face pale and shaken. 

A newshawk halted him at the door. 
Did Rudy have anything he wanted to 
say? Rudy looked past him, nodded slowly. 
"I've always loved her," he said simply. 
"I always will." 

Behind those simple words rests a story 
that is without parallel. A story that fic- 
tion editors would say was impossible; a 
story that ended unhappily — something no 
good story should do. I happen to know 
the circumstances; know that once again, 
life has proven itself more fantastic, more 
tragic, than the wildest fiction. You see, 
Rudy Vallee happens to be my best friend. 




Fay Webb Vallee, whose love of excitement, 
lights and gaiety found no solace in the type 
of life "the Vagabond Lover" had to lead 



The next evening Rudy was told of Fay's 
death. At that moment he was at the 
French Casino, New York's gayest night 
club, preparing to go on with the stage 
show. Only a few days before he had con- 
tracted to appear there. It was because 
of that obligation that Rudy was not al- 
ready en route to California when Fay 
passed into the land from which there 
can be no return. Newspapers told you 
how he turned away and, sobbing, thrust 
his way past the autograph seekers. Alone 
he went to his bachelor apartment over- 
looking the East River. 

What he thought as he sat there alone 
in those long hours before the dawn is 
something that will never be known. 
Rudy's New England heritage prevents his 
displaying his deepest emotions even to 
his most intimate friends. You'll know 
him a long, long time before you under- 
stand the true depths of his nature. Only 
some one who has been close to him could 
even faintly realize what he must have 
felt that night. 




Rudy Vallee's heart is heavy since the curtain 
was drawn on the romance that friends 
say should never have brought matrimony 

That death should take the girl who had 
been his wife was hardly believable. Fay 
Webb had a capacity for love of life that 
is given to few women. That vital charm 
was much of the secret of the personality 
that attracted Rudy to her. It had been 
seven years since they first met. He was 
in the first flush of his great success; a 
young man still in his twenties, eager, the 
world before him. He had come to Holly- 
wood to make his first picture. 

Mutual friends had introduced him to 
Fay. Her exotic beauty stirred him at 
once. In a few weeks he was completely, 
irrevocably in love. It was Fay who saw 
him off at the train when he returned to 
the East. She cried then and said she was 
afraid that Rudy would forget her. For- 
get her for the lovely and beautiful young 
women who had already been attracted by 
his success and dominant personality. 
Practically no one in the cinema citadel 
thought they would marry. But Rudy 
didn't forget; he never does. 

A few months later Fay followed him 
East and they quietly slipped away to a 
sleepy little New Jersey town and were 
married. Immediately there was a deluge 
of publicity. The nation's vagabond lover 
had finally found his "dream girl." That 
phrase was something that Rudy naturally 
disliked; disliked it quite as intensely as 
being labeled "the vagabond lover." They 
were never alone. Once he said to me: 
"We might have been happy — if I hadn't 
been Rudy Vallee." 

By that he meant only that if he and 
Fay had been permitted to lead the nor- 
mal life of any newlyweds, that final, 
heartbreaking parting would have been 
avoided. Both he and Fay were madly in 
love; it was the final touch to his career. 
Rudy is essentially a lonely personality; 



By DICK ENGLISH 

Vallee's Close Friend 



his work gives him little time for friends 
or pleasure. Now happiness was com- 
plete. He had someone to share the fruits 
of his success. He said then, "A man 
doesn't seek fame nor money nor success 
for himself. That would be selfish. You 
want someone to give it to; someone to be 
proud and happy over your good fortune." 

But Rudy Vallee was news! And any- 
thing his young wife said, or did, or wore, 
was news too. There was no chance for 
the privacies that are so cherished by 
young lovers. It was like a never-ending 
dress parade. Eventually Fay became ill 
and went to the coast to recuperate. Im- 
mediately there were rumors of divorce; 
rumors that crept into print. That would 
have been a great story, you see — "Vaga- 
bond Lover Loses Dream Girl!" His own 
success was proving one of the major 
handicaps to Fay's and Rudy's marriage. 

Even Fay's return to New York and 
their lovely apartment in Central Park 
West, could not halt those flying tongues. 
Again she suffered a relapse and was 




After their first separation Rudy and Fay were 
reunited briefly. They are shown here as she 
came to him at a Cleveland theatre in 1932 



forced to return to Santa Monica. That 
too was promptly recorded in the press. 
Rudy's absence from her bedside was 
commented upon, the inference left to the 
reader. 

No man that I have ever known — bar 
none— works half as hard as Rudy Vallee. 
I know, too. As his western representa- 
tive, I've lived with him while he made 
two pictures. Seventeen-hour work days 
are the rule rather than the exception. 
Not fifteen minutes of his day does he 
have that may go unaccounted for. His 
work, his career, the very living of half a 
hundred people necessitated his being in 
New York. Fay understood that. Didn't 
she return to her husband as soon as she 
could? 

A word about Fay's recurrent illness. 
Even as a high school girl she had been 
subject to nervous ailments. She had 
much of the same fatal, exotic charm, as 
Barbara La Marr; was victim to the same 
neurotic ills. She was young, loved life. 
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Hollywood Spotlights 



Myrna Loy's Hand Carved Career! 



Myrna Loy is a sculptress. She is also 
a painter. And she can play the 
piano. As a dancer she has few 
equals and still fewer superiors in all 
Hollywood. Which gives you a few ideas 
of her talents outside the field of acting, 
where any comment would be super- 
fluous. 

But Myrna's greatest piece of sculptur- 
ing has not been in the field of marble or 
plaster. It has been in the shaping of her 
own life and career to the point where she 
stands out as the envy of other women 
the world over. The Loy she has moulded 
in the flesh will remain a monument to 
the determination of a little girl, from the 
cattle plains of Montana, who early in life 
promised herself to make good in Holly- 
wood and who fulfilled that promise to 
the very letter. 

When you see her in After the Thin Man 
or in Parnell, her two latest films for 
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, you will not be 
viewing a child of destiny. You will be 
seeing a great actress created through her 
own efforts and spirit. 

Let's look back over the years and see 
how all this has happened. It is interest- 
ing and not a little bit inspiring. Perhaps 
there is a formula which will help others 
mould their own careers and then fight 
through the maze of entanglements which 
seem to be a necessary part in any battle 
for success. 

The record shows that a Myrna Williams 
came into the world at Helena, Montana, 
about 31 years ago. "Myrna Williams?" 
you ask. Yes, Myrna Williams. Her family 
was a typical American one, with the tang 
of Scotland's heather fields in its ancestry. 
Down the street, a few doors, lived another 
family, named Cooper. A son, Gary, was 





Here is Myrna Loy (right) with her husband, 
Arthur Hornblow, Jr., end Sharon Lynne as 
seen by cameraman at a Hollywood preview 



Charming Myrna Loy as she appears today 
after a decade of transition from half-caste to 
the ultimate of modern sophistication. Out 
of the chrysalis of past effort she emerges 
the envy of many women the world over 



destined to achieve great fame in the 
cinema, but in those days he was just a 
little shaver playing tag with the other 
kids in the same block. 

The fact that Gary Cooper lived in the 
same block has absolutely nothing to do 
with this story. It is merely an interesting 
commentary. It is doubtful if either Gary 
or Myrna can remember the other and in 
Hollywood they have had nothing more 
than a nodding friendship. All of which 
helps to prove that the world is a strange 
place, after all. 

Modeling Came First 

When the mother was widowed, she 
decided that she would go to California 
with her two children, Myrna and David. 
That was how Myrna Williams happened 
to become a model. All by accident, but 
undoubtedly it had much to do with hei 
future. 

Venice is a beach suburb of Los Angeles. 
[Continued on page 70] 




It is a far cry from the Myrna Loy of a 
dozen years ago, when she was cast as an 
Oriental, to the glamorous film star of 1937 

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Feature for February 



Daring the Gods 



Floods, Fires, Strikes, lynchings, war — 
all news! And at every turn of the 
camera's crank a life is risked to bring 
you that news in pictures. Newsreel men 
brave untold hazards, day in and day out, 
in order to put Mr. and Mrs. Public on the 
scenes of action. 

Newsreel cameramen have always been 
colorful, romantic figures and everyone 
knows that their lives are full of thrills, 
but not everyone realizes the actual dan- 
gers these "Gods of Death" encounter. 
When we sit back in our comfortable seats 
in heat-regulated, air-conditioned thea- 
tres and thrill to the latest news of the 
world as it unfolds before our very eyes, 
little do we realize the terrific dangers that 
the newsreel men frequently face while 
obtaining those "shots." What is a little 
danger in comparison to all the grandeur, 
the pomp and ceremony, and the real 
drama that these men see, you say? Why, 
the very earth has no bounds for them. 

Marked By Anxiety 

Still, the cameramen will tell you a 
different story. They will tell you that 
their lives contain much anxiety, uncer- 
tainty, and no end of tragedy. The men 
never know where their next assignment 
is going to be and, having sent one in, 
wonder if it will make the next issue and 
if editors will put their seal of approval 
on it as having screen value. Theirs is a 
game where one gets assignments, tough 
or pleasant, with only one thought — to get 
the picture. Tragedy often enters, and it is 
a newsreel cameraman's job to risk 
his life, if necessary, to cover his assign- 
ment. 

Can you recall how a few months ago 
a colored man in Owensboro. Ky., accused 
and convicted of attacking and murdering 
a white woman, was hanged. The public 
hanging, a social event such as had never 
been experienced in that vicinity before, 
brought out a mob of twenty thousand 
persons who swarmed around and over the 
gallows and, in spite of the police, stripped 
the clothing from the prisoner while his 
body was still suspended through the 
trap? A score of cameramen had arrived 
early and had set up their equipment for 
shooting. Many were grinding away at 




their cameras when suddenly a violent 
mob leader screamed out against the 
newsreelers. Then like an avenging jury 
the mob turned on them, bellowing blas- 
phemy and grasping at the men's clothing 
and cameras. Had not a large number of 
policemen been on the scene to protect 
the cameramen stark tragedy might have 
been enacted. As it was the men were 
lucky to escape with only torn clothing, 
minor injuries and smashed equipment. 

Two Lose Lives 

Ever see pictures of the annual caribou 
migration way up in the Yukon country? 
Recently such pictures cost the lives of 
two young cameramen. Such was the 
result of a horde of maddened bulls as 
they came rushing onto the men. It was 
a miracle that, of the quintet of newsreel 
men on hand, three escaped with their 
cameras and enough film to bring the news 
flash to every theatregoer in the land. 

A short time ago the picture snatchers 
got a real thrill at Catalina Island, off the 
Southern California coast, as a construc- 
tion crew was blasting a ledge in the 
mountain side high above the Pacific in 
order to run the highway along the ocean 
instead of winding for a distance around 
a precipice. Their cameras were set to 
catch the movement and dislodgement of 
the mountain. About three hundred feet 
out in the water adjacent to the site of 
the blast a large rock lifted itself fifteen 
feet out of the water. It was an ideal 
set-up to shoot from; so a couple of 
cameramen selected it while another 




When racing cars crash everyone seeks cover 
except the newsreel man. Here are three his 
camera caught in an Ascot speedway spill 

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Carrying the camera into battle line! Mervyn 
Freeman, Universal Newsreel cameraman, here 
shown with forces of the Japanese in China 

journeyed up the coast to get a side angle. 
A fourth man was anchored in a skiff in 
the ocean directly in front of the blast. 
When the dynamite was touched off after 
a warning, the cameras began to click. 
The earth shook, and the mountain side 
lifted and slid into the ocean. Tons upon 
tons of rock went down, causing huge 
waves. The four cameramen were caught 
in a tidal wave and it looked like they 
had shot their last picture as they 
struggled frantically in the heaving 
waters. By a miracle, however, they all 
came through and the cameras, too, were 
salvaged. The exposed film in the per- 
fectly airtight and light-proof magazines, 
which proved to be water-tight also, was 
developed, and the audiences that wit- 




Bullet-proof vests and gas masks give newsreel 
cameramen a modicum of protection during 
the heat of the longshoremen's strike in San 
Francisco after national guardsmen take a hand 

nessed the picture marveled at the shots 
with no knowledge of the attendant near- 
tragic circumstances. 

Mervyn Freeman, ace -cameraman for 
Universal News, tells how he escaped 
death at the battle of Chapei-Chenju 
during the Sino-Japanese War of 1932. 
"In order to obtain the necessary pictures 
for Universal," he said, "I attached myself 
to the 36th Infantry, Japanese Imperial 
Army, at Shanghai Then I employed M. 
Tomano, a Japanese interpreter, and 
headed for the firing line at North Kiang- 
wan, China. At Chapei-Chenju we ran 
into some real war. Lucky for me that I 
had aligned myself with the Japanese for 
at this point luck was theirs. I armed 
myself with a helmet, pistol, canteen, and, 
with my camera strapped across my back, 
went to battle with them. The Japanese 
opened , the attack from the air and after 
several hours of heavy bombardment put 
the Chinese to rout. Then they charged 
on the Chinese lines. Here the fun began 
for me. What a story and what a scoop! 
If only I could get it! 

"But, believe you me, it was plenty 
ticklish out there running wild with a 
bulky camera in that No Man's Land, 
where life meant less than nothing. Nor 
did I have the protection of our dear old 
Stars and Stripes! I was fortunate to have 
the protection of the Japanese flag. And 

HOLLYWOOD 



of Death! 




- .-/// photos by Mcvvyit Freeman 
had I not carried one on my camera at all 
times it would have been smashed to 
pieces. That made it government property, 
and hence sacred to the soldiers. Of 
course, I remained somewhat in the back- 
ground, but when we were nearing the 
trenches the Chinese cut loose with every- 
thing they had. Five soldiers dropped 
dead right in my path. But it wasn't long 
until I was over the top and inside a 
Chinese trench. Once inside I crawled up 
as high as I dared and ground away at 
my camera with Chinese and Japanese 
bullets whistling over me. 

Camel Goes Berserk 

"But the narrowest escape I ever had 
was right in Los Angeles County at Ken 
Maynard's ranch, last August, when a 
camel which was attached to a plow took 
a violent exception to being portrayed in 
such an uncamel-like and undignified 
task. The camel, on seeing my camera, 
rushed at me with all the berserk violence 
of his species. The result was a twenty- 
two day rest — if you can call it a rest — 
for yours truly in a hospital. 

"Another occasion I'll not forget was 
back in 1934, in San Francisco, when I was 
covering the longshoreman's strike. This 
time I was working with the police under 
the protection of the national guardsmen. 
We were wearing bullet proof vests and 
gas masks and were routing strikers from 
behind box cars. The strikers began 
throwing bricks at us. Then the fun was 

FEBRUARY, 1937 



on — the strikers throwing clubs and stones, 
the police using tear gas bombs. We had 
a pretty wild time but I guess a lot of 
cameramen have gone through the same 
experience without the protection we had. 
Even those fellows that went with Byrd 
to the South Pole didn't live in any bed of 
roses." 

During the recent trouble in Cuba. 
Joseph Gibson suffered four bullet wounds 
in his legs. Standing in the thick of the 
fighting down there in Havana, Joe's legs 
caught a row of machine bullets as he 
cranked his camera for Universal. That 
was tough luck for Joe, and tougher still 
in view of the fact that he had to lose a 
grand picture of the revolution, but such 
is the reward of a newsreeler! 

Certainly there is no deadly monotony 
in the life of a cameraman. One day he 
may be the honored guest of distinguished 
people, who courteously put at his service 
every facility for making his job easy, 
while the next day's job is done in spite 
of continuous threats and attempts to 
mob him, and smash his camera and, 
sometimes, ends with a police escort out 
of town and a clever smuggling out of his 
exposed film. 

Swing on High Perch 

Sound Technician Warren McGrath and 
Cameraman Jim Seeback tell of thrills 
(and what thrills) as they left good old 
Mother Earth in a little basket-like cage 
which was swiftly raised to a high level 
over the Golden Gate bridge in San Fran- 
cisco. From there they made their pre- 




The newsreel cameraman keeps cranking in 
face of disaster — in this case a camel goes 
berserk sending Mervyn Freeman to the hospital 



carious way up a spidery ladder to a sort 
of skeleton framework known as a 
"creeper truss." Then, like expert steel 
workers, these men scaled the uppermost 
parts of the framework, taking their 
equipment with them. However, before 
climbing to the top mast, arrangements 
had been made to have them hoisted on a 
small platform which was attached to the 
top of the tower by a series of cables that 
carried them heavenward. Imagine the 
thrills they had as they looked down — far 
down — from that tiny skip high in the air. 
Imagine the cold feet, leaping hearts, and 
dry throats those fellows had when they 
heard faint cries from the tower, scream- 
ing that their guide rope was hanging 



Feature for February 



limply from their skip. Boy, oh boy, what 
a sight! But then that's the life of the 
newsreel and sound men. Every day with 
them brings thrills and spills with no 
certainty as to the morrow. 

Dye-Squirting Guns 

Captain Herford Tynes Cowling of the 
National Archives, Wasliington, D. C. 
tells an interesting story of his filming the 
Maharajah of Kashmir at a celebration. 
The Maharajah had invited only his best 
friends, and everyone was dressed in 
white. The guests spent the afternoon in 
horse-play, throwing vari-colored dyes on 
each other with squirt guns, but when the 
camera began to record their actions the 
Maharajah and a number of his guests 
decided to turn their squirt guns in the 
direction of the camera. Maybe that was 
fun but Captain Cowling wasn't so sure 
about it. 

For months newsreel cameramen found 
death close to them in bringing you close- 
ups of gripping encounters among the 
Loyalists and rebels in war-torn Spain. It 
never is a question of whether they will 
come through alive, but to get out and film 
whatever rival armies put on in the way 
of plain and fancy fighting. They see 
scenes that chill the blood and sear the 
soul, and bring them to you in picture 
news — if they get out alive. 

The same was true of the conflict in 
Ethiopia when II Duce and Haille Selassie 
pitted their respective armies in desperate 
conflict. The newsreel cameraman never 
knows when a bullet may find its resting 
place in his body while he cranks his 
camera to record martian struggles. 
Withal, they come through most times as 
if some charm rules their destinies. 

And, mind you, adventures like these 
are not unusual in the hectic lives of the 
cameramen. No question, they are the 
unsung heroes of movieland, and though 
their days may be filled with zip, dash and 
go, they are likewise filled with heart 
throbs and chaos. With them each day 
is a day of wonderment; wonderment as 
to where they will go next, wonderment 
as to what they may encounter and won- 
derment as to whether they will return to 
their loved ones. You may gamble that 
newsreel cameramen tackle every job with 
real enthusiasm — not because it's all in a 
day's work — but because, well, it's part 
of the make-up of these fellows to get the 
most out of the old box no matter what's 
in front of it. 




Hip, Hip. Hippopotamus! If getting a good 
closeup of a wild beast demands going aboard, 
that becomes part of a newsreel man's duty 

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Keeping That Hollywood Figure! 




Stand erect, arms a* sides and feet together. At count or / raise arms 
from sides to shoulder level. At same time, raise right leg, toe pointed, 
as high as possible to the side. At count of 2 return to original position. 
At count of 3 raise arms to shoulder level and bring left leg to side as 
high as possible. At count of 4 bring legs back to original position 



Five "Ounces Of Prevention" exercises are illustrated here by 
Anne Shirley, RKO -Radio star. Eighteen -year-old Anne 
(who weighs all of 105 pounds) operates on the wise principle 
that staying slim is easier than reducing. 

Therefore she has adopted a short gymnastic routine, exercises 
designed with an eye to developing poise, erect posture, a supple, 
graceful body, as well as a slim one. 

But — if you find yourself sharing Ann's enthusiasm observe 
carefully the following "do's" and "don't's": 

1. This routine is a strenuous one and should be "worked 
into" gradually. Otherwise you will achieve a stiff body instead 
of a supple one. Never exercise for an extended period the first 
day — or even the first week. Begin with five minutes for the 
whole routine and work up to fifteen. 

2. Perform the exercises with precision. Make each move- 
ment clear cut. When it says "return to original position" do so — 
snappily. Don't slide limply from one position to the next. 

3. Exercise in a cool room. Unless it is winter and blowing a 
gale, open a window. Don't expose yourself and catch cold. 

4. Don't forget that strenuous exercise under improper condi- 
tions does more harm than good. 

Retaining svelte lines is a much sought goal by many of your 
favorite film actresses. Letting poundage pile up while enjoying 
weight-producing foods, or by inactivity, often demands very 
rigorous means to return to normalcy. Hence, moderate exercise, 
habitually taken becomes an easier means of keeping the weight 
at any desired figure than the strenuous regimen demanded when 
one must lose excess avoirdupois quickly to meet the require- 
ments of a role before an all-seeing camera. 




Kneel on left knee, right leg extended forward resting on heel, body 
erect. Raise arms from sides to shoulder level. At count of 1 turn 
body at waist, touching right hand to right toe. At count of 2 return 
to original position. At count of 3 turn body at waist, touching left 
hand to right toe. At count of 4 return to original position. Repeat 
several times. Repeat exercise, kneeling on right knee, left leg extended 



Facing down, raise body from mat by both arms and legs, arms slightly 
forward, feet back. At count of 1 raise right leg from floor, up and 
back. Point toe and do not bend knee. At count of 2 return to 
original position. At count of 3 raise left leg from floor, up and back. 
At count of 4 return to position 




Lie face down on mat, feet together. Place hands under chest and 
raise upper part of body from mat the extent of the arms. At count of 1 
— using the feet as a pivot — raise right arm up and out, turning the 
body. At count of 2 return to original position. At count of 3 repeat 
with left arm, turning body opposite. At count of 4 return to position 

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Lie on back on mat, feet together on floor, toes pointed, arms close 
at sides. At count of 1 raise the right leg to vertical position, at 
same time swinging right arm up and over head. At count of 2 return 
to original position. At count of 3 repeat with left leg and arm. 
At count of 4 return to original position 



HOLLYWOOD PRODUCTIONS 




Cary Grant (above) welcomes Director Edward N. Buzzell on Interlude 
set to wish Robert Riskin luck on his first directorial assignment. Pat 
West, character actor, listens in. Below, Grace Moore welcomes her 
husband, Valentin Parera, who looks in to see how Grant makes love 



Grace Moore relaxes on the sidelines with her director, Robert Riskin, 
ace scenarist who is broadening his scope in the screen world. Below, 
Pat West's bald head looms large as Cary Grant and Edward N. Buzzell 
(right) smile at something said by someone West has put in eclipse 



Grace Moore's Voice wings a melody 
through the sound stage. 
"Even the heavens applaud you!" 

The "skies" — somewhere in the top of 
a Columbia sound stage — open to deluge 
Miss Moore as she sings a love song to 
Cary Grant and the birds in a secluded 
wooded nook. Thus Cary praises Miss 
Moore after exhibiting contempt for her 
in the early reels of Interlude. 

It was a brilliant, hot afternoon as we 
walked through the sound stage door and 
into dripping woods to see Robert Riskin 
filming one of the more interesting scenes 
of his first directorial assignment — Grace 
Moore's new vehicle — for which he also 
wrote the screen play. 

To those who are confident that all opera 
stars are temperamental, let it be said that 
Grace Moore proved in the rain sequence 
that she "can take it" without complaint, 
and be assured that when in the rain scene 
you see her rise quickly from a roadster 
seat and quaver "o-o-h, it's wet," there 



was no make believe about it. Tempera- 
ment is said to be the one thing with which 
Riskin has not had to deal in making his 
initial flight as a director, ably abetted by 
Henry Lachman. 

Miss Moore has been given excellent 
vocal material- that promises to thrill her 
fans. Jerome Kern and Dorothy Fields 
have given her a grand array of modern 
musical numbers, while the more classical 
portions of the picture music came from 
the pens of Schubert and Puccini. 

Miss Moore is cast as an Australian 
opera star in America under a limited 
passport. She basks in the false atten- 
tions of a trio of sycophants. Her only 
honest emotion is her affection for the\ old 
maestro responsible for her success. His 
ambition to stage a magnificent song fes- 
tival with her as the star is periled by the 
fact that her passport is to expire. She 
goes to Mexico to re-enter under a quota, 
but this promises delay beyond the time 
for the festival. 



Marriage to an American would solve 
the problem, and Cary Grant, who has no 
use for false human qualities such as he 
sees embodied in the diva, finally, for a 
consideration, offers to take part in a 
marriage of convenience. 

Grant's resolve weakens, they meet 
again, he severely criticizes the type of 
persons who worship at her shrine and 
then takes her into the woods where she 
can sing to a real audience — the birds. 

Here it must be admitted Riskin found 
the birds much more temperamental than 
his diva-star. Lack of word from Grant 
on the night of the festival nearly wrecks 
the performance because the opera star 
has come to believe that one man's love 
eclipses that of an army of sycophants. 

Every effort has been made to insure 
this Grace Moore vehicle of surpassing 
any o f her previous screen offerings. Grant 
is a type of leading man new to Moore 
pictures. As a two-fisted, hard-drinking 
[Continued on page 43] 

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Feature for February 

She Takes The Rap For Thrills! 



By 
William K. Gibbs 



Did You See Barbara Stanwyck hurtle 
over a cliff in Lost Lady? 
Did you see Ruth Chatterton throw 
herself in front of a truck in Journal of a 
Crime, or dodge falling walls in Frisco 
Jenny? 

Did you see Sally Eilers make a daring 
parachute jump in Central Airport? 

Did you see Josephine Hutchinson take 
a terrific beating with a whip in Mountain 
Justice? 

You did? No, you — you saw Mary 
Wiggins, a Dixie girl who is Hollywood's 
most famous double. 

Mary Wiggins is just the type of girl 
you, and you, and you would look at and 
say: "you ought to be in pictures." She 
is, but she is unsung. All those big words 
that go with making big stars bigger right- 
fully belong to the little southern girl who 
has been defying death for ten years with- 
out a scratch — almost. 

She didn't start out to be a double for 
fair favorites of filmdom. One W. H. 
"Bill" Rice, who has given the carnival 
world many spectacular acts, found Mary 
in her home town of Tampa, Fla., in 1926. 
when she was a high school student, with 
a flair for diving. 

Dives Way to Top 

Her first work was diving off a 35-foot 
platform at a St. Louis exposition. 
Gradually she worked her way upward, 
adding 10 feet to her dives until she got to 
the top— about 70 feet. 

When there seemed no further heights 
to scale in diving, Mary Wiggins added 
thrills by setting herself afire at the top 
of a 70-foot ladder, and diving into a 
6-foot tank with flaming gasoline on its 
surface. 

The only thing that bothers Mary in the 
fire dive is the itch. She wears long woolen 





No, this is not a comet, but a human torch! The flaming arc is made by Mary Wiggins, 
Hollywood's No. I "thrill girl," diving from a lofty ladder into a 6-foot-deep-tank, the 
surface of which is ablaze with burning gasoline like the garment she is wearing. It's a hit! 



Mere's Mary Wiggins, beautiful enough to 
be given movie camera closeups, but who is 
only seen in long shots doubling in danger 
for feminine stars. She's favorite with many 

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underwear under the mechanics' overalls 
which are soaked with gasoline and then 
ignited just before the dive. The heat 
from the fire makes the woolen undies 
itch her skin. 

Like most girls, when she first reached 
the film capital she began casting about 
for work in front of the camera and al- 
though she has found much of it, she never 
is in the billing. 

Mary will swim the deepest ocean or 
scale the highest mountain for any femi- 



nine star — if the paycheck is sufficient. 
Since her debut as a stunt girl, she has 
perfected and expanded her repertoire 
until now she lists as successful endeavors 
such things as wing walking, parachute 
jumping, changing from auto to plane or 
speedboat to plane; balloon ascensions, 
escaping from locked mail sack under 
water, playing water polo in speed boat, 
driving motorcycle through walls or burn- 
ing buildings, 600-foot slide-for-life while 
[Continued on page 63] 

HOLLYWOOD 



Feature for February 



Making Love By The Stars! 



There Are Twelve types of husbands, 
roughly speaking, corresponding to 
the twelve signs of the zodiac. And 
since each has his own special character- 
istics he has to be treated in a special way. 
To hold her mate a woman cannot fight 
the stars that influence him. Once she 
knows what they signify, it's as if she held 
the key to marital happiness in her hand. 
By judging your husband from the types 
of Hollywood celebrities revealed in this 
article you may be able to possess that 
key . . . 

Supposing you were married to a man 
born under the sign of Capricorn (Dec. 23 
to Jan. 20) , like CARY GRANT. The first 
thing is to make sure he has some place in 
the house that belongs to him alone — be- 
cause he has tremendous need of solitude 
occasionally. He's apt to live in a world 
apart and sometimes, of course, it becomes 
necessary to make these Capricorns face 
reality. Unless they're handled intelli- 
gently they crawl into a shell and stay 
there! But set a goal in front of them and 
they'll come out of it. Show them how 
valuable you are and they'll tear up the 
earth to make you happy. I've known 
many a Capricorn man who had to be 
jogged awake before he realized he was 
in love — but once awakened he makes a 
tender, considerate and reliable husband. 

Intense Love Nature 

Aquarius men are those bora between 
Jan. 31 and Feb. 19. CLARK GABLE and 
RONALD COLMAN are two exceptionally 
good examples of this type. Coyness and 
little feminine tricks have no appeal for 
them whatever. They see through them 
too quickly. Wonderful sense of percep- 
tion these fellows have. They succeed in 
life where others fail because of it. They 
have the most intense and fixed love 
nature of any of the signs but it's best to 
appeal to them as a friend, not emotion- 
ally. They make dependable mates if you 
do that. Don't expect a man like Gable 
or Colman to react to sentiment or a ro- 
mantic setting, because he won't do it. 
That's why sentimental women frequently 
find an Aquarius husband a little un- 
satisfactory. Stand by him. Know how 
to be his pal and make your role of sweet- 
heart secondary . . . and you won't have 
any trouble keeping him. 

"My husband is a darling," a young 
married woman said recently, "but I'm 
losing him. I don't know why. I have 
plenty of money for the two of us and I've 
been trying to make him give up his work." 
. . . She was almost in tears. . . . 

"Does he belong to the Pisces House — 
that is, does his birthday come between 
February 20 and March 21?" I questioned. 
She admitted that it did. "That's the an- 
swer," I explained. "No man likes to feel 
he is dependent on a woman, naturally, but 
with a Pisces man it's almost an obsession. 
He can't bear to feel he's taking anything 
from anyone. Even though he does lack 
self-confidence and there are plenty of 
times when his ambition needs stimu- 
lating, it has to be done in a subtle way. 
Don't let him be aware you're doing it. 
Go home and make him feel he's the rock 
of Gibraltar and that you are depending on 
him. Whenever he begins feeling that peo- 
ple and fate are against him— and he feels 
that way often — jerk him out of the mood. 

FEBRUARY, 1937 




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Ronald Colman was born under the same sign 
as Clark Gable. Feminine trickery has no 
appeal for this type. They are nature lovers 



Scorpio men, like Dick Powell, have the grit 
to climb the heights — if they have the right 
incentive! And incentive depends on the 
women they love! They are rulers of the earth 

Buoy him up; that is the most important 
duty of a Pisces man's wife!" 

The last I heard of my young friend, she 
and her husband were on a second honey- 
moon. . . . 

GEORGE BRENT belongs to this House 
of Pisces. Oddly enough, as George him- 
self has confessed, it was only when he 
mastered that feeling of people and fate 
being against him that he reached his real 
success. Actually they have it in them 
to be the most popular people alive, the 
men of this House. But they are terribly 
in need of a woman's faith in them. . . . 

In World of Ideas 

A very nice person who's something of 
a Galahad . . . chivalrous, easily charmed 
by the little things his wife does . . . that 
is the Aries husband (March 22 to April 
20). And WARNER BAXTER is one of 
the outstanding prototypes of his sign. 
You'll find him always looking forward, 
never backward. He's impulsive, full of 
new changes and plans. He lives in a 
world of ideas. His mission in life, like 
that of all Aries gentlemen, is to inspire 
and lead. They have tremendous insight, 
particularly with those in whom they're 
most interested. So don't try to conceal 
anything from them! Deceit is the surest 
way of killing their love. But the surest 
way of retaining it is to make your Aries 
husband proud of you. Make yourself 
popular with his friends, especially his 
men friends, See that you're up to the 
last word in dress and manner and topics 
of the day. And don't argue. An opin- 
ionated wife who likes eternally to dis- 
pute a question quenches the flame in him 
very fast indeed! Another item to re- 
member — he likes to have his family up 
and doing so don't enjoy poor health. 

Unlike Mr. Aries, Mr. Taurus (April 21 
to May 21) is not so keen about showing 
off his wife. He believes very strongly 
that the woman's place is in the home and 
in family life. You'll do well not to let 
his friends like you too much because he's 
jealous. Just enough to thrill a girl's 
\Continued on page 54] 

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Lauchter, Romance And music make Mexico what it is, a country vibrant with 
warmth and color. And because of this, the small city of Ensenada with 
* its quaint old country atmosphere and its modern, comfortable hotel, 
situated on the water's edge, has become the playground for Hollywood stars 
who seek relaxation far away from the grinding of cameras and hurry and 
bustle of studio activities. 

What is worn at this Mexican coast resort is the question uppermost in 
feminine minds. It is expertly answered by two charming Universal stars, 
Binnie Barnes who just completed work on Three Smart Girls, and Gloria 
Stuart whose latest opus for Universal was Girl on the Front Page. Binnie 
and Gloria along with other Hollywood luminaries were found vacationing 
by a prying cameraman whose duty is to bring readers the latest news from 
screenland's fashion center. 

At present it might be hard to realize the sun will be shining soon again 
but we have a hunch that winter will end in the near future, so it is safe 
to proceed with plans, at least, for printed silks, billowing chiffons and bathing 
suits. These last items, by the way, are getting gayer and gayer, and cleverer 
and cleverer. So many different things accompany them, such as shorts and 
jackets like those worn by Mary Astor; trousers and capes as preferred by 
Madge Evans; wrap-around beach shawls, and whatnots, to say nothing of 



Binnie Barnes is ready for a swim 
in a pareo made from an imported 
Oriental cotton print. She wears 
a short oil silk coat in a delight- 
ful shade of orange. Her bamboo 
matting hat is appliqued with 
matching flowers. Outfit shown 
came from Kahala Importing Co. 



Gloria Stuart spends a leisurely day 
attired in a sports outfit of Mexican 
inspiration. A backless dress of 
sage green novelty cotton is cov- 
ered by a short bolero jacket. Skirt 
and jacket are deeply fringed. A 
large Mexican sombrero adds at- 
mosphere. This stunning outfit de- 
signed by Marjorie Montgomery 



34 





Palaka cloth straight from Hawaii make 
these twin beach coats with amusing 
bamboo pockets worn over neat Catalina 
swim suits. Hats of bamboo matting are 
trimmed in the blue and white checked 
material from the Kahala Importing Co. 



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a bathing suit being an integral part of any number of evening gowns! 
Of course! And why not? You get hot and tired dancing, so at inter- 
mission you nonchalantly fling yourself out of wisps of tulle and chiffon, 
spangles and satin and dive off the deep end into phosphorescent waters 
that wipe worry and weariness from body and mind. 

The choicest materials for these evening-gown-bathing-suits are 
water-proof satin, cellophane and the sheerest silk wool. After drying 
arms and legs, slip on a pair of cobwebby stockings and slide into the 
chiffons and sequins and lo, you are ready for the next dance, rejuvenated 
and bright as a pre-Depression dollar. 

Whether you visit Mexico, Florida or points south, why don't you follow 
the styles set by Hollywood screen stars and wear: A gay colored ban- 
dana or large Mexican sombrero? Mexican sandals? Printed percale for 
evening? Fresh flowers in your hair with a pareo? A satin bathing suit 
printed with the alphabet? Checked Palaka cloth (from Hawaii) beach 
coats with amusing straw pockets? Woven raffia belts and headbands? 
A polka dot sunbonnet to match your playsuit? The new short beach 
dress or long beach coat? A sunsuit made from Celanese's new mask 
fabric with a short black taffeta beach coat? Oil silk beach coats in a 
delightful orange shade? The men? They'll love it! 




Marjorie Montgomery designed these 
practical play outfits. Binnie chooses 
blue and white striped shorts topped 
by a white linen dress while Gloria 
prefers red and white polka dot. Note 
the sunbonnet with cape attached 



FEBRUARY, 1937 




White linen with huge flowers in bright blue 
and rust make this charming resort frock. Raffia 
flowers are tucked in at the waistline and 
used to trim the large white linen hat. Hat 
and dress designed by Marjorie Montgomery 



Cotton evening gowns are essential for resort 
wear. Gloria's dress is an old fashion printed 
percale in yellow with a brief quilted jacket. 
Binnie wears white waffle pique patterned in 
gayly colored flowers. Gowns by Patricia Perkins 



Photos by Ray Jones 



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Shabby. 


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Former child aclrc.s. 


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Sun cod. 


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She's the wife of Bruce Cabot. 


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Y'ou saw him in LIBELED LADY. 


Pronoun. 


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Leading lady of FURY. 


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TOPPER'S FILM REVIEWS 

HIS HONEST FACE TELLS THE STORY 




AFTER THE THIN MAN— (M-G-M) — 

With William Powell and Myma both 
at their suave best, plus an 
entire cast that troupes to the 
hilt. After the Thin Man car- 
ries on where The Thin Man 
left off, and does it in a way 
that will make you more than 
ever sold on the Powell -Loy 
team, even though you gasp 
at the surprise twist at the fadeout. Given 
a scintillating story, plus superb direction 
by Woody Van Dyke, killings, blackmail, 
netherworld against high society and a 
better cloaking of the killer's identity than 
in any previous film of this kind, the world 
and his wife promise to wear well-beaten 
paths to cinema box-offices to see this 
one. 

Powell and Myrna Loy return from a 
honeymoon to their San Francisco home 
and are immediately faced with solving 
the mysterious death of a cousin's philan- 
dering and generally obnoxious husband, 
who proposed to give up his young wife 
to a former suitor for $25,000. Suspicion 
is directed at almost everyone in the cast 
except Powell and Miss Loy. Elissa Landi, 
the neglected wife, Joseph Calleia, night 
club manager, Dorothy McNulty, mercen- 
ary entertainer who has been alert for 
the dead rounder's money, Paul Fix, the 




Keenly dramatic is 20th Century-Foi's Lloyds 
of London. Here are Madeleine Carroll and 
Tyrone Power, focal points of love interest 

entertainer's secret husband, George 
Zucco, a psychiatrist, William Law, a sin- 
ister Chinese tongman, and others are in- 
volved. Miss Landi's relatives, led by the 
testy Jessie Ralph, join with Powell in 
trying to clear the family name and also 
bring about exposure of the killer. 

James Stewart, as the young social lion, 
who lost Elissa Landi to the bounder, 
played by Alan Marshall, has a fat role 
which he handles to perfection. 



GOLD DIGGERS OF 1937— (Warners) 
— One of the better musicals in which 
catchy tunes, smart lines, 
spectacular dance ensembles, 
a novel plot, with an occas- 
ional incongruity blend to 
make pleasing entertainment 
for those who like their film 
fare on a lavish scale. While 
Dick Powell and Joan 
Blondell come in for stellar billing, per- 
formances by Glenda Farrell, Victor 
Moore, Lee Dixon, Osgood Perkins, 
Charles D. Brown and Rosalind Marquis 
are such that each has a fat role in which 
they lend much to the picture. 

When a troupe of all-but-stranded 
chorus girls are put on the same train with 
conventioning insurance salesmen, things 
are bound to happen. Add two gambling 
members of a theatrical producing trium- 
virate to the crowd and you have the be- 
ginning of Gold Diggers of 1937. Dick 
Powell falls for Joan Blondell, one of the 
chorus girls, and sends her to his boss as 
a secretary. Osgood Perkins, one of the 
crooked theatrical men, has a yen for 
another chorus girl, Glenda Farrell. 

The two theatrical men, having squan- 
dered company funds, hit on a plan of in- 
suring the decrepit third, played by Victor 
Moore. Powell writes the policy for a 




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million, then sets out to keep Moore alive 
so his income from premiums may last 
and make it possible for him to marry 
Miss Blondell, now an insurance firm sec- 
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and Osgood, proceeds to set a fast pace for 
the insured Moore, who, under the watch- 
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longer than his two associates plan, and 
their exposure is imminent. 

How Powell, Miss Blondell and Miss 
Farrell, who finds she's falling in love with 
the man she set out to speed toward death, 
bring about exposure of the crooked pro- 
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The screen's perfect "married couple"! William 

Powell and Myrna Loy will get under your skin 

aga in in After the Thin Mon. Presented 

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SHE BEAT US TO IT! 

Topping Topper, Miss Eve Lawton, of 
San Francisco, caught a sneak preview of 
The Lost Horizon, but wouldn't let Topper 
get scooped. She says: 

"I've just seen the screen version of 
James Hilton's grand novel. The Lost Hori- 
zon and I pronounce it a genuine master- 
piece. In direct contrast with the usual per- 
version made by the cinema super-minds 
when transcribing a great book for the pic- 
tures, this time the boys have really cap- 
tured all the amazing suspense and mysticism 
that one felt on reading the book itself. 
Moreover, although I have never been one 
to go into a dither over any movie hero, 
however good, I am forced to concede that 
Ronald Colman is at once a handsome brute 
and a splendid actor." 



LLOYDS OF LONDON— (20th Cen- 
tury-Fox) — One of the foremost dramatic 
pictures of the year, its merit 
will stand sturdily among the 
tops in a season of outstanding 
productions. Having the sub- 
stance and quality to excite 
strong word-of-mouth com- 
ment, plus a generous share 
of inviting names, it is richly 
romantic and powerfully emotional. One 
suspects that the writers and producers 
took some liberties with actual history in 
creating the story of Lloyds of London, 
but none will mind that. 

There is sweep and magnitude in this 
historic romance, but magnitude is not 
permitted to overshadow the intimate, 
warmly-projected human affairs of lovers 
and schemers, patriots and poltroons, 
whose interwoven dramas shape the main 



narrative. The picture is off to an immed- 
iate heart appeal in the boyish adventure 
of Freddie Bartholomew and Douglas 
Scott, the latter as the Nelson boy destined 
to be the hero of Trafalgar. 

Tyrone Power, the grown-up counter- 
part of Bartholomew, becomes the domin- 
ating factor in Lloyds. He gives a mag- 
nificent performance, displaying every- 
thing essential to gain screen idolatry. The 
beautiful Madeleine Carroll scores in a 
vital impersonation of an English aristo- 
crat. 

Sir Guy Standing is stalwart in the role 
of Lloyds' founder. Virginia Field does 
creditable work as the waitress. 




You'll find Gold Diggers of 1937 scintillating 
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Champagne Welti. Paramount's silver jubilee 
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CHAMPAGNE WALTZ— (Paramount) 
Hailed as Adolph Zukor's Silver Jubilee 
picture, Champagne Waltz is 
about as sparkling as a 
schooner of yesterday's beer. 
One might expect much of 
such a title; more of advance 
notices, but the finished effort 
is disappointing. Gladys 
Swarthout again proves her 
singing ability. Fred MacMurray plays a 
jazz band leader convincingly, Jack Oakie, 
as MacMurray's manager, and Herman 
Bing as a Vienna dance hall owner, pro- 
vide the comedy moments, and Velos and 
Yolanda offer two smart terpsichorean 
numbers. 

THE PLAINSMAN — (Paramount) — 
The dramatic highlights of Western Amer- 
ican history are presented on 
^m a monumental scale in this 

\% picture of strong men who 

/f*^" battle overwhelming odds to 

L ^ win a wild country from wild 

vSl/ men. Against the stirring 

HF background of Indian mas- 

sacres is woven an intimate 
tale of human love. 

Gary Cooper as the lanky, hardy, dead- 
eye Wild Bill Hickok, attains a height it 
will be hard for him to reach again. Jean 
Arthur as that rootin', tootin', cussin' 
female, Calamity Jane, deserves tre- 
mendous acclaim. 

RAINBOW ON THE RIVER— (Prin- 
cipal Productions) — You'll cry, you'll 
laugh, and you'll like Bobby 
Breen as he sings his way into 
your heart while portraying 
the heartbreak of a Confed- 
erate orphan lad trying to win 
the love of Yankee forebears. 
Bobby's gestures sometimes 
get a bit tiring but his luscious 
voice is inspiring. He has a good vehicle 
that offers him fine opportunities to show 
his histrionic ability. You may rest as- 
sured that there will be tears in every 
audience, particularly in sequences where 
his Southern mammy, ably portrayed by 
Louise Beavers of Imitation of Life fame, 
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GREAT GUY — (Grand National) — 
Those who have been waiting to see how 
Jimmy Cagney's comeback 
picture will measure up to 
past screen efforts of the fiery 
Irishman will not be disap- 
pointed, for he's surely a 
"great guy" in Great Guy. 
Tongue-in-the cheek critics 
have been rather unsure that 
after his court battle over contracts he 
would emerge without some setback. 

The picture is a meaty one in which 
Cagney, pinch-hitting for a super-honest 
city weights and measures department 
head, who has been purposely injured in 
a framed auto crash, carries on in such 
legitimate fashion that he has the mayor, 
ward-heelers and big politicians on a 
limb. Then comes the boomerang that 
brings Jimmy out on top and the men who 
would besmirch him are punished. His 
romance with Mae Clarke is of the on- 
again-off-again-Finnegan variety, mostly 
because his work strikes at the reputation 
of her boss, whom she thinks a model of 
virtue in the business world. When 
Cagney proves the contrary, Mae clinches 
with Jimmy and happiness rules. 

WITH LOVE AND KISSES— (Melody) 
— A light story of an Arkansas country 
boy, who has a flair for 
writing popular songs, meets 
city gal, goes to big city and 
gets into trouble with gang- 
sters. Pinky Tomlin and Toby 
Wing carry the leads. Tomlin 
takes his cow to New York. 
The highlights of the picture 
come when the cow makes a New York 
apartment her home and when Tomlin 
meets Toby's drunk brother, Arthur 
Houseman. Houseman and the cow steal 
the picture as far as performance goes. 
Pinky makes a convincing country boy. 
Others in the cast are Kane Richman, 
Russell Hopton, Jerry Bergen and others. 

THREE SMART GIRLS— (Universal) 
-^This is one you should not miss, if only 
to see if Deanna Durbin, 13- 
year-old singing prodigy, is 
as good as advance notices. 
With a ready-made radio 
following gained by appear- 
ances on the Cantor airings, 
this girl clicks well in her first 
picture in which she shares 
the feminine lead with two other girls — 
Nan Grey and Barbara Read. Apparently 
Universal has made a smart move in 
recognizing the limitations of early teen 
age, and thus gained a high-class film that 
might not have been so good had 
they focused the entire feminine attention 
on little Deanna. Binnie Barnes, Charles 
Winninger, Alice Brady and Ray Milland 
have important adult roles. 





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Brief Film Guide 



TO THESE, TOPPER WAVES 
HIS HAT: 

Charge of the Light Brigade— (Warners) 
— Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Patric 
Knowles, C. Henry Gordon. Rousing and 
adventurous. 

Libeled Lady— (M-G-M) —Four stars: 
Jean Harlow, William Powell, Spencer 
Tracy, Myrna Loy. It is high class, rough 
and tumble comedy. 

Gay Desperado — (Pickf ord-Lasky) — 
Something entirely different in the musi- 
cal line. Features Nino Martini, Leo Car- 
rillo, Ida Lupino. 

Romeo and Juliet — (M-G-M) — Shakes- 
peare's most famous bit of hack writing, 
superbly improved by the presence of 
Norma Shearer and great cast. 

Dodsworth — (Goldwyn) — You'll rave 
about this one. Walter Huston grabs top 
honors, closely followed by Mary Astor, 
Ruth Chatterton. 

Come and Get It — (Goldwyn) — Edward 
Arnold, Frances Farmer, Joel McCrea and 
Walter Brennan. Dynamic, satisfying 
drama. 

Winterset— (RKO)— Burgess Meredith, 
Eduardo Ciannelli, Edward Ellis, Paul 
Guilfoyle, Maurice Moscovitch and Margo. 
Gripping drama exceptionally done. 



GOOD ENTERTAINMENT: 

My Man Godfrey — (Universal) — Just 
about tops in comedy, with Carole Lom- 
bard and William Powell. 

Big Broadcast of 1937 — (Paramount) — 
Not quite up to its predecessors, but satis- 
factory in most respects. Jack Benny. 

Ramona— (20th Century) — Can be rec- 
ommended for its beautiful color treat- 
ment and a model of Technicolor treat- 
ment as it should be. 

Sing, Baby, Sing— (20th Century)— If 
you haven't seen Adolphe Menjou and 
gang in this comedy, look it up at the 
nearest neighborhood theatre. 

Reunion — (20th Century-Fox) — The 
Dionne quintuplets score again with Jean 
Hersholt, Dorothy Peterson, Slim Sum- 
merville, Alan Dinehart and Rochelle 
Hudson. Human story that clicks. 

Garden of Allah — (Selznick) — Spectac- 
ular color and moving musical score lend 
appeal to story having Marlene Dietrich, 
Charles Boyer and Basil Rathbone in 
stellar roles. 

Tarzan Escapes — (M-G-M) — Johnny 
Weissmuller and Maureen O'Sullivan 
score again in jungle thriller. 

Theodora Goes Wild — (Columbia) — 
Irene Dunne turns comedienne with a 
capital C Melvyn Douglas in telling por- 
trayal. By all means see it. 

Love on the Run— (M-G-M)— Clark 
Gable, Franchot Tone and Joan Crawford. 
Rollicking yarn that holds interest. 

Born to Dance— (M-G-M)— Eleanor 
Powell will tap you into a trance while 
James Stewart, Una Merkel, Frances 
Langford, Alan Dinehart, Virginia Bruce 
and Buddy Ebsen keep you amused in a 
nautical romance. 



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Hollywood Productions 

I Continued from paj?e thirty-one) 




Preparing for a closeup. Here Grace Moore 
awaits Robert Riskin's call of "Camera!" on 
the Interlude set. The slate indicates the scene 
and "take." The microphone is seen above 



American artist, he scoffs at flatterers, and 
gives the songbird an analysis of herself 
that is the direct antithesis of what all 
others voice. 

Aline MacMahon, Henry Stephenson, 
Catherine Doucet, Edgar Kennedy and 
Luis Alberni lend much to the qualities 
of Interlude as entertaining screen fare. 

The Mexican sequences of Interlude 
give Miss Moore opportunity for several 
songs during a Latin festival, in the course 
of which Grant stages a realistic fight with 
two hecklers of the diva. Grant's actions 
show him a paradox, insulting the singing 
artist one moment by drawing her picture 
without a face — saying he draws only that 
which he sees and hers is a complete 
blank — then going into fisticuffs when un- 
appreciative listeners to her songs inter- 
rupt her singing. 

The road to romance in Interlude is a 
rough one from the start, but the vehicle 
gives Grace Moore and Cary Grant fine 
opportunity to express their respective 
abilities — advantages they never for a 
moment overlook. 



MOVIELAND TOUR 
A 1937 Movieland Tour more glorious 
and more thrilling than the splendid movie- 
land tours of 1935 and 1936! That is the 
answer of Fawcett Publications to repeated 
demands from hundreds of enthusiastic 
readers who took advantage of the successful 
Movieland tours of the two preceding 

Take this chance to visit Hollywood! See 
the stars you read about. Talk to the famed 
personalities you see in pictures. Go through 
their splendid homes. 

Among preparations to make 1937 the 
banner year of movie tours, there will be 
two tours this summer. Watch for full de- 
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Lloyds of London was born in a coffee shop! 
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interest is stimulated in the strange guar- 
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$100 worth of insurance per person. A 
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the entire estimated cost of the finished 
picture. For example, in insuring Ruth 
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worth. Samuel Goldwyn took out a mil- 
lion-dollar policy. Walter Huston, Mary 
Astor, Paul Lukas, William Wyler, the 
director, and Odette Myrtil has equal 
"protection," which meant $5,000 pre- 
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coveted role might be denied them. Lloyds 
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him or her, Lloyds stand the cost of the 
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cast cannot be insured. 

Lloyds' estimators are picture wise. 
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risk. 

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the film costs. Insurance becomes effec- 
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Hollywood probably is the source of 
more unusual insurance protection than 
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folk can, and do, insure almost anything. 
Beautiful legs, nimble fingers, dimples, 
hair, even Ben Turpin's strabismus, and 
the shock of twins, triplets — even quin- 
tuplets — are and have been "covered" by 
insurance at one time or another in and 
around Hollywood. 

Corpses Insured Too 

In passing, it might be revealed that 
corpses have been insured. So have false 
teeth and human embryos. 

Shirley Temple recently was insured by 
Lloyds on a $25,000 accident policy. 
Nothing really newsy about that, but if 
you were to read the policy you would find 
that America's No. 1 juvenile star "must 
not go to war, fly in an airplane, or be 
killed or injured while intoxicated" — if 
the beneficiary is to collect on Shirley's 
protection. 

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yarns to emanate from Hollywood con- 
cerned the former custard pie catcher — 
Ben Turpin. Ben's cocked eyes were a 
film asset and he wanted protection 
against their going straight again. Many 
tales were told of this famous policy — 
some quoted a million-dollar policy, others 
claimed it was only a publicity's man's 
brain storm. The truth was: 

Turpin had his strabismic affliction in- 
sured for $25,000, but here's the gag— the 
policy covered only two days in 1921, from 
noon, November 19 to noon of November 
21. The premium was $106.18 — a bargain 
when one considers the publicity it 
brought to Turpin. 

Last summer Merle Armitage, Los 
Angeles impresario, took out a $10,000 
policy covering the two-day appearance 
in Hollywood of Leopold Stokowski and 
his Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra. 
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and had anything happened to prevent the 
orchestra concerts, Armitage would have 
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She's On Her Toes 

(Continued from nnKe Hlxteen) 



the phone would ring with an invitation to 
come over and lose some more pennies 
playing rummy. With her mother and 
sister, Ruth, we played four handed 
rummy until I never wanted to look 
another deck of cards in the face. 

Twelve Months; Six Pictures 

Now, talking to her in the living room 
of her lovely new apartment with its 
modern furniture and its white walls, it 
seems a long time ago. But her twelve 
months and six pictures in Hollywood 
haven't changed Eleanore's original out- 
look on this business of being famous. 

"This is treason!" I said. "You've been 
here a year now and you haven't even 
been linked in a front page romance. 
You're a great disappointment to me, 
Eleanore!" 

She grinned at this ribbing. The Whitney 
has a sense of humor that is as modern as 
tomorrow's styles. She looked beyond me, 
wistfully, a far-away look in her eye. "In 
fact," she admitted thoughtfully, "the first 
seven months I was here I didn't even have 
a date!" 

I sat bolt upright. "What?" I demanded 
furiously. "What was I doing? Serving 
as a stand-in for the younger generation?" 

Eleanore looked at me doubtfully. 
"That's right," she conceded grudgingly. 
"If we count you . . ." 

Mrs. Whitney looked up wearily from 
her magazine. "If you two are going to 
start that again — !" 

I pointed an accusing finger at her 
daughter who, attired in blue chenille 
lounging pajamas, was lounging most 
effectively against the divan. "I'll leave 
it to you, Mrs. Whitney! Who showed 
Eleanore the town? Who warned her 
against these fiends in producers' clothing? 
Who bought her malted milks in Holly- 
wood and chocolate sodas in Chicago?" 

Eleanore shook her auburn head. "It's 
all right, dear," she assured her mother. 
"He's always that way when it rains." 

I lit my pipe and withdrew into a mantle 
of wounded dignity. I withdrew, that is, 
until Eleanore said in a loud stage whisper, 
"Don't look now, folks, but he's being 
masterful!" 

"Listen, Whitney." I said coldly. "I come 





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Whitney's affections. Eleanore looks surprised! 

out here in a pouring rain. I expose my- 
self to a cold, maybe even pneumonia! 
And what happens? You're late! And 
when you do come in you haven't any 
make-up on and your hair's all stringy!" 

"It was not stringy!" she said indig- 
nantly. "And what's more, since when 
have you had the right to consider your- 
self company?" 

I glowered at her. "Do we get along 
with this interview or don't we? What 
would your public say to this flippancy?" 

"Ah! My Public!" 

She rolled her eyes in mock tragedy. 
"Ah, my public!" Suddenly she leaned 
back against the divan, curling her legs 
turk fashion, beneath her. Her tiny face 
was suddenly as serious as a moment 
before it had been mischievous. "Kidding 
aside, Dick, what is there to tell you that 
you don't already know? You were the 
first person I knew in Hollywood. You 
know who and what I like . . ." 

I shook my head. "That's not enough, 
Eleanore. How do you like Hollywood? 
What're you getting out of it? Are you 
happy? Do you get a kick out of being 
successful?" 

She picked up the bouillon cup from the 
tray beside her and sipped it thoughtfully. 
While Eleanore is very frank — almost too 
much so — she isn't given to committing 
herself until she's sure just what she 
wants to say. Once said, she'll stick to it 
through thick and thin. 

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features and twinkling feet. But when 
you know her background, how she earned 
her screen success the hard way, you're 
not so surprised at the level head on this 
nineteen-year-old. I remember when she 
was making her first picture, Millions in 
the Air. She'd sprained her ankle so badly 
while practicing a new dance routine that 
I'd had to take her to the Hollywood Hos- 
pital that night to have her foot taped and 
bandaged. She could hardly walk when 
she left the emergency dressing room. 
Yet the next day she did that difficult 
routine three times before the cameras. 
I know, you see. I was on the sidelines 
with her mother, wondering as she was, 
just how long Eleanore could hold up. 

Eleanore glanced up from her cup; 
looked out at the driving rain that beat 
against the French windows on this quiet 
Sunday afternoon. "I don't know just how 
I do feel about Hollywood," she admitted 
finally. 

Grateful for Good Fortune 

"I've had a lot of good fortune here. I'm 
grateful for that. But you never seem to 
get to really know anyone. Know what 
they're like underneath, I mean. One 
thing I have gained here. That's a feeling 
of security. To be able to save my money, 
to put it into annuities, to look out for the 
future." She grinned suddenly. 

"I sound like I was eighty! But after 
trouping in vaudeville, trying to get a start 
— it's mighty nice to have a little sense of 
security!" 

I nodded. Eleanore made her stage 
debut when she was eight. At ten she 
was a familiar attraction in the theatres 
of Cleveland, her home town. When she 
was eleven, a local stage manager, im- 
pressed with her ability, asked Bill Robin- 
sen, the greatest tap dancer of them all, 
to watch the little girl's routines. That 
ebony gentleman was so impressed that 
he agreed to coach Eleanore personally. 
Whenever Bill Robinson played Cleveland, 
you could find Eleanore and her mother 
backstage, waiting for the precious mo- 
ments he could spare to rehearse his 
protege. 

Two years later she was on the road 
with Rae Samuels, the Blue Streak of 
Vaudeville. For three years she toured 
the country, playing every city on the 
Orpheum circuit as a member of Miss 
Samuels' act. Eleanore's mother, with 
her husband and younger daughter to 
care for, couldn't accompany her on the 
load. Many nights the kid cried herself 
to sleep because of homesickness and 
loneliness for those she loved best. 

So now you'll understand why security 
and a home seem so good to this little girl 
of the dancing feet and the large, luminous 
eyes. She hasn't always had them. 

I said to her then, "If you feel that way 
— the desire to be safe and secure — maybe 
that's why you've never fallen in love." 

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She nodded a little. "I'd want security 
in romance like anything else. It isn't 
too much to ask, is it? One marriage is 
enough! When I do get married, it'll be to 
a man older than myself. At least I hope 
it will! I don't think I've ever really cared 
for any boy who was just about my age. 
Not even school girl crushes! That's one 
thing I've never liked very much out here. 
Reading in the papers all about who has a 
'crush' on whom! Why, they keep linking 
your name with fellows you don't even 
know, let alone go out with!" 

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entirely confined to Robert Taylor, Johnny 
Downs and Bob Howard, son of a west 
coast auto magnate. Not one has been a 
romance in the accepted sense of the word. 
She's liked them all, enjoyed being in their 
company — and that's that. 

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"Not that I'm looking for romance," she 
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There is one dramatic story behind 
Eleanore Whitney's success that has never 
been told. I'm privileged to tell it here 
on the condition that the man's name isn't 
used. "You know why?" she said. "After 
Walter Winchell mentioned his helping 
me, the poor man was overrun with other 
people. I owe so very much to him that 
the very least I can do is follow his wishes 
and keep his name a secret." 

There is, in Cleveland, a middle-aged 
gentleman whose kindly benevolences 
have helped more than one boy and girl 
on the high road to success. The owner of 
a large department store, his greatest in- 
terest has always been in aiding young- 
sters, giving them advantages that he 
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can be said to have started the day that 
this man first saw her dance. 

You may remember Benny Friedman, 
the University of Michigan All-American 
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are as widespread as they are little known. 
He met Eleanore and her mother soon 
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He was impressed with the tiny girl's 
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this day, his kindly, wise counsel has 
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Only recently she wrote him, asking 
how she might repay his generosity. His 
reply was indicative of the man. He would, 
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Last Minute Newt: Pinky Tomlin and 
Toby Wing'» engagement haj been an- 
nounced, but when I asked Pinky about 
it at Ida Lupino's cocktail party, he said 
that they weren't in any rush and probably 
wouldn't get married for a year or more 
. . . Dick Foran and Claudia Morgan, 
Ralph's daughter, are planning a merger 
. . . The newlyweds, Anne Nagel and Ross 
Alexander, take their dachshund with them 
to night clubs and let it run around the 
floor . . . Anita Colby, told me when I 
questioned her, that she and Walter Kane 
would not marry . . . but they are still being 
seen in all the late spots together . . . Anne 
Shirley and Owen Davis, Jr., have called 
off their romance. 



It's a toss up whether the Hollywood 
younger set is getting Scottish, or if their 
lust for a new game has caused them to 
find a use for their ancient phonograph 
records. Whatever the case may be, Anne 
Shirley at a recent Capehart party passed 
paper and pencils out to her guests and 
told them to number the records, one, two, 
etc., as she played them and to guess what 
they were. Betty Grable won the prize for 
knowing the most old timers and when 
Anne served an ice cream cake that was 
decorated with a chocolate record, for re- 
freshments, Diana Gibson asked Betty if 
she knew the name of that one, too, and 
Betty told her, "Yes, that it was commonly 
known as 'Food.' " 



Success Stories . . . Phyllis Dobson, 
who recently won the title of Miss Cali- 
fornia, has just been signed to a long-term 
contract by the New Universal ... I 
wonder if they remember that she was 
under contract to that studio two years 



ago under the name of Phyllis Ludwig 
and at a considerably lower salary, and 
that they let her go? 

Anne Sheridan, who gave such a grand 
performance in Fighting Youth and then 
for some unknown reason went without 
work for more than a year and a half, is 
making up for lost time now by working 
in two pictures at once, with another 
waiting for her at Warner Brothers. 



The saying goes that everyone during 
their life time writes either a poem, a story 
— or a song. Snooping on this theory we 
found that any number of our younger set 
had written poems, so from time to time — 
if you enjoy them, we're going to publish 
some on these pages. The first is by Anne 
Shirley. She wrote it while working in 
Make Way for a Lady, her latest starring 
vehicle. In many scenes of the picture it 
shows her writing in a diary and during 
the filming rather than just scribble some- 
thing — she made up the following: 

I live in the movie town, 

Where directors and stars reside, 
Where flowers never turn brown, 

And there's a roaring ocean tide. 



Maureen O'Sullivan's mother, who came 
from Ireland to visit Maureen and her 
husband, John Farrow, proved to the sat- 
isfaction of all Maureen's dinner guests at 
a recent gathering that she had psychic 
powers. Mrs. O'Sullivan told everyone 
things about themselves that they declared 
no one else knew . . . which made Alan 
Mowbray ask Maureen how she got away 
with things when she was a child . . . and 
Maureen's answer was — that she didn't . . . 



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ships complete in every detail . . . Colleen 
Moore saw the one he gave to Ginger 
Rogers and asked him to build one for the 
nautical library of her famous Doll House 
. . . Vin says when he finishes it — it will 
be only one inch wide, but that it will be 
an authentic copy of a large boat . . . 
Olivia De Havilland gets a kick out of 
telling people, when they exclaim about 
the loveliness of her hair in pictures, that 
she wears a wig . . . The house that Lela 
and Ginger Rogers are building is on top 
of one of Hollywood's highest hills, and 
when it's finished they're going to hold 
open house for a week . . . Rochelle 
Hudson is now smoking her cigarettes 
through a long, ivory holder . . . Anita 
Louise proved herself the good sport that 
she is, at a party when someone spilled a 
cup of coffee on her dr^ss she was wearing 
for the first time, she immediately spilled 
some more to show them that it didn't 
matter . . . Paula and Carol Stone are 
going to have their own private wings in 
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each wing will have its own kitchen, 
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room . . . Johnny Downs' favorite pas- 
time is making candid camera shots of all 
his friends and then pasting them in a 
large album and having each one write 
something under his or her picture . . . 



Cupid Darts . . . When Sue Carol and 
Howard Wilson took the wedding vows 
only two other people witnessed the cere- 
mony and they were Henry Willson — who 
introduced them, and Dixie Crosby, Sue's 
best friend . . . later however at Ena 
Gregory's reception for them all their well 
wishers were present to throw rice . . . 
one chap took his shoes off to throw but 
decided against it when he realized he 
might have to go home in his stocking 
feet . . . Alan Lane wants to make Betty 
Furness his Mrs., but Betty can't make up 
her mind. 




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when she dashed into a room for an emo- 
tional close-up scene. Fonda was sur- 
prised, however, when the be-monocled 
stickler for realism dashed a pail of ice 
water over him to make him go into a 
bona fide shiver in a rainstorm sequence. 
"Hank" started to protest, but the cameras 
started rolling and, like a real trouper, he 
played through the scene. 

Nothing is real if it isn't natural, insisted 
Lang — and how could Fonda appear be- 
drenched and battling his way through the 
wet and cold unless he felt that way? 
Likewise, when Fonda and Guinn "Big 
Boy" Williams were supposed to engage in 
a ferocious fight in a hospital ward, it was 
rumored Lang told Fonda that Williams 
said he didn't believe Fonda "could take 
it." Anyway, the scrap was a pip while 
it lasted. Screen fans will remember the 
battle Fonda and Fred MacMurray staged 
in The Trail of the Lonesome Pine, in 
which Miss Sidney also appeared. 

Despite this hard work of being realistic, 
the whole troupe managed to have a pretty 
good time during the shooting of the pic- 
ture. One day, Fonda decided to have a 
laugh at Lang's expense. So he walked 
on the set with his pockets laden with corn 
cob pipes, which he passed around to the 
entire crew. When the director arrived, 
all were puffing merrily on their pipes — 
which smelled so badly Lang offered to 
buy each of them a new one if they only 
would quit smoking the corn cobs*. 

Another day Sylvia nearly drove Henry 
frantic by telling him her maid had heard 
a radio broadcast on which the announcer 
had stated Fonda was the star of a certain 
picture, which was so bad all Hollywood 
has been talking about it. 

And the entire troupe almost forgot 
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peared on the set with a five-weeks-old 
lion cub, which she presented to Lang. 
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quently in addition to being seen in 
numerous night spots with Lang. 

More than forty different sets, a record 
number at United Artists, were designed 
by Alexander Toluboff and constructed on 
eight stages and on the back lot for You 
Only Live Once. One, covering several 
acres and reproducing the buildings, 
towers and recreation yard of an Ameri- 
can prison, sprawled into another studio, 
the Educational lot, adjoining United 
Artists. For fog scenes the entire set was 
covered with canvas and quantities of a 
special mineral oil vaporized and forced 
through compressors. Tons of cracked ice 
scattered on the ground kept the fog from 
rising too rapidly. 




Taking the mountain to Mahomet! This spa- 
cious prison was built on the studio lot for 
the Goldwyn production You Only Live Once 



Miss Sidney and Fonda climbed moun- 
tains, waded swamps and battled desert 
sand without leaving the studio. From 
the stars' and technicians' standpoint, 
working under hundreds of blazing lights, 
it was more arduous than the real thing. 
Toward the end of the picture Miss Sidney 
stumbled down a mountainside on stage 6 
and tore a ligament in her right knee. 

Among the hundreds of atmospheric 
players engaged for You Only Liue Once 
were several old-time silent picture 
favorites, including Harry Myers and 
Florence Turner. Both were stars in their 
day, but the whirligig of Hollywood has 
forced them into the extra ranks. Iron- 
ically, Myers was one of Henry Fonda's 
boyhood screen idols. 

The youngest member of the cast gave 
the director a taste of real temperament. 
Maurice Black, Jr., aged twenty-three 
days, yelled at Lang, Miss Sidney and 
Fonda, ruined several scenes, and had the 
whole studio catering to him. Like other 
actors of his age, he boasted a nurse, 
welfare worker and private car that de- 
livered him right to the door of the 
nursery which California law says must 
be provided on the set. Maurice could be 
in the studio only two hours a day, on the 
set under the lights only a total of twenty 
minutes, and only thirty seconds at a time. 

Charles "Chic" Sale did his final role in 
You Only Live Once. A few days after 
the noted comedian had completed a 
characterization in which he played him- 
self, minus the chin whiskers and make- 
up of his usual hick portrayal, and before 
the picture was completed, he was stricken 
with the illness that caused his death. 



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So natural do they fabricate nature that 
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Quite often synthetic nature goes into 
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pealing than would be true were the action 
to take place in the actual handiwork of 
nature. This is true because "corraling 
the world indoors" permits of better 
lighting and the absence of extraneous 
sounds common to outdoor shooting. 




Comfort between scenes? Sylvia Sidney and 
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heart! The natural conquerors, persons 
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Taurus sign. Which is why such famous 
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Impulsive, living in the world of ideas, that's 
the Aries man of which Warner Baxter is 
a good example. They resent those who argue 

which is your husband! ROBERT 
MONTGOMERY is a member of this 
House and he has all the amazing genius 
and adaptability of the sign. It's quite 
natural that Robert has a dozen hobbies to 
indulge in besides his profession — for he 
loves diversity. All Geminis do. They're 
one of the most delightful types of people 
to live with but a wife must understand 
their unexpectedness and sudden digres- 
sions. She has to fit in with their changing 
■moods, to be soothing. You cannot always 
understand a Gemini husband and don't 
try to. Leave him to work things out in 
his own way and avoid worrying him 
with petty anxieties if you want to keep 
him well and happy. A Gemini man 
seldom grows up and while he has the 
appeal of a young boy he must be treated 
with the same understanding and toler- 
ance. 

The House of Cancer (June 22 to July 
23) rules family life to a great degree. So 
you can depend upon it that with a hus- 
band such as NELSON EDDY would be, 
your domestic circle would be wonder- 
fully safe. Make it as attractive as you 
can. Fill in the "homey touches." When 
Nelson does fall in love it will be enduring 
and remarkably self-sacrificing. All he 
needs is to be surrounded by loving sym- 
pathy and approval. And since all persons 
of this House are hyper-sensitive, don't 
try to direct them or dictate to them. A 
girl would find Nelson a fanciful, roman- 
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for change and adventure. She'd do well 
to cater to it — and not to worry about that 
craving. Because underneath the appar- 
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If you long for little attentions and the 
sweet nothings that mean so much in many 
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(July 24 to August 24) . . . Like WILLIAM 
POWELL, GENE RAYMOND or ROBERT 
TAYLOR. They're warm-hearted, gen- 
erous, and like to express their love in 
some little thoughtfulness. It's quite 
safe to put them on a small pedestal and 
to let them know you've put them there. 
These men silently and quietly try to 
make ideals realities. They understand 
the joy of living and mean to have their 
fill of it. Leo is more thorough than other 
signs and is a stickler for details. He also 
jumps at conclusions too fast and has very 
little sense of moderation! 

Feminine Wiles Taboo 

The gentlemen of Virgo (August 24 to 
September 23) are not so romantic as the 
Cancers and Leos. They are more intel- 
lectual than emotional and if their wives 
are not too temperamental, they're very 
excellent husbands. Feminine wiles do 
not interest them; genuine feminine 
sweetness does— as FREDRIC MARCH 
and FRED MAC MURRAY could vouch 
for. They're very constructive, they make 
the most of any condition they are placed 
in. But don't try to get them to change 
or break up their little habits of life! Take 
a Virgo as you find him, send him out on a 
hunting or fishing trip every now and then, 
see that such things as his pipes and ties 
remain in the same place he put them — 
and the trouble of your married life will 
be practically nil. 

Now with a member of the Libra House- 
hold (September 24 to October 23) . . . har- 
mony is the main essential. Nothing ex- 
cites or annoys them more than to have 
to give reasons for their actions; — because 
;■ Libra has to weigh everything in his own 
particular manner and can seldom explain 
it. He acts through intuition. GEORGE 
RAFT is a distinct Libra — and you'll find 
him acting on his hunches every time. 
The wives of men like George are fortu- 
nate for they make gay, social husbands — 
only see to it that Mr. Libra has wise and 
tactful guidance or he's apt to become a 
beloved vagabond! 

Very Good or Very Bad 

JOHN BOLES and DICK POWELL 
come under the Scorpio sign. (October 24 
to November 22) . Books could be written 
about them. Some of the greatest people 
in history have been born in this sign, but 
their natures are complicated, often para- 
doxical. Your Scorpio man is either very 
good or very bad and it usually depends 
on the woman he loves which he turns out 
to be . . .They have the grit and backbone 
to climb the heights — if they have the right 
incentive. They are the rulers of the earth 
with a tremendous capacity for work. 
They are capable of great attachment — but 
the Scorpio man doesn't say everything he 
thinks. 

Sagittarius (November 23 to December 
22) governs the out-and-out idealists of 
the world — of whom DOUGLAS 
FAIRBANKS, JR., is one. Yet there's a 
practical purpose behind every dream. 
Very quick-witted, they make friends 
easily and are very loyal to them. If the 
Sagittarian can find a -woman who under- 
stands him he makes a devoted and appre- 
ciative husband. The one thing he won't 
stand is petty restriction. The one thing 
that really angers him is duplicity, any- 
thing hidden and secretive. He's not as 
demonstrative as Mr. Aries, yet he has an 
expressive nature. And it's well for a 
woman to remember this: if he fails to 
hold the object of his love, it often embit- 
ters his entire life . . . 



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Paramount's Silver Jubilee in honor of 
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celebration marks twenty-five years of 
growth of the motion picture industry 
from a Penny Arcade in Fourteenth Street, 
New York, to the present mammoth or- 
ganization of Paramount Pictures, Inc. 

It was in 1912 that Mr. Zukor brought 
the first feature length film to America — 
Sarah Bernhardt's Quee?i Elisabeth — and 
the showing of this picture in the old 
Powers Theatre in Chicago paved the way 
for subsequent films to be accepted as 
dignified entertainment. Up to this time 
the motion picture was held in contempt 
and was looked down upon by actors, by 
the public at large and particularly by 
stage producers. 

Following the success of Queen Eliza- 
beth, Famous Players Film Company was 
founded in 1913 and production started in 
a studio at 213 West 26th Street, New 
York. During the next two years its out- 
standing successes were The Prisoner of 
Zenda with James K. Hackett, and Mary 
Pickford's first picture, The Good Little 
Devil. Mary had 'worked in films prior to 
that time but she personally was unknown 
to the public, being referred to in billing 
as the Biograph girl. Famous Players was 
the first company to recognize the value 
of the star system. 

September 11, 1915 Adolph Zukor re- 
ceived a blow from fate that began as a 




Present-day film notables gather to honor Adolph Zukor on his 25th anniversary in pictures. 
Left to right in photo are — Cary Grant, Mitchell Leisen, Mrs. Barner Balaban, Lloyd Nolan, 
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tragedy and ended perhaps as a comedy. 
The old studio was burned to the ground 
and in the ruins was a safe in which re- 
posed the assets of Famous Players — film. 
In those days the insurance companies 
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Zukor and his aides waited at the scene of 
the fire all night. With daylight they were 
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that none of the film had been scorched. 
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Rated as cne of the largest insurance 
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San Francisco-Oakland Bay bridge. This 
$35,000,000 policy exhausted the insurance 
resources of American companies and 
part of the risk had to be underwritten in 
Europe. On the other hand, Boulder Dam 
was not insured. This was because it was 
a governmental project. 

In 1935 public attention was focused on 
the $5,000,000 glass casting, carried across 
the continent by special train and even- 
tually to become a 200-inch telescope 
mirror for use in a Southern California 
observatory. You may rest assured it was 
handled with the utmost care, but should 
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Parachutes often are insured — against 
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Bodies of dead Chinese, outward bound 
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It was already taking a toll of 
her none-too-strong constitu- 
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where better than her own 
home in California could she 
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There was but one flaw in 
their happiness. And that was 
rapidly becoming a large one — 
incompatibility. Their back- 
grounds were too dissimilar to 
make for lasting happiness. 
Rudy has always remained, at 
heart, the small town boy who 
came and conquered the na- 
tion's greatest city. His idea 
of marriage was a quiet home, 
a wife, children. Fay, on the 
other hand, had grown up in 
Hollywood, was one of the 
cinema colony's favored daugh- 
ters. 

She liked excitement, lights, 
never ending gaiety. To Rudy those same 
bright lights were but part of his business 
— the business of being a radio, stage and 
screen star. That was why he'd built that 
lovely lodge in Maine. It was a retreat, 
a haven of refuge from the constant ex- 
citement of New York. 

In the early summer of 1933 they quietly 
separated and Fay returned once more to 
her home. This I know — as Rudy said at 
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But by now Fay was certain that they 
could never enjoy a happy marital life. 
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found that their own strong wills pulled 
them in divergent directions, to different 
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that were ultimately to cause her death. 
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pression was at its height and he felt that 



only his best efforts would en- 
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those people who were and still 
are, entirely dependent upon 
his remaining at the top. How 
lonely he was only his friends 
know. His loneliness was 
shrouded in the steady upgrade 
of his career; the extra hours 
that he concentrated on his 
program, his recordings. It was 
his only solace; the only one 
that he knew. 

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were filed and the air was soon 
filled with recriminations, 
charges and counter charges. 
Both were bitter, hurt that the 
love by which they had set 
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not have been surprised at a 
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few minutes. . . . But they were never 
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of almost a hundred thousand dollars, it 
has never been occupied. We went into 
the silent mansion. There was a huge, 
beamed ceiling room that was to have 
been the ballroom. Three little balconies 
overlooked the room. It was the sort of a 
room, the kind of a home that Fay would 
love. 

We walked through each of the fourteen 
rooms, rooms that had never been fur- 
nished in a house that would never be 
lived in. As we left Rudy lifted his hat. 
"That," he said, "is for Vallee's folly." 

I looked at him. "The house?" I asked 
questioningly. 

He smiled a little, his face suddenly 
tired. "Not just the house, Dick. Every- 
thing." 

I think that then, more than ever be- 
fore, did I realize just how much Fay 
Webb had meant to Rudy Vallee. 

From time to time you read that Rudy 
was seen here and there with dark, exotic- 
women — all of whom, if reports could be 
believed, looked like his estranged wife. 
They did. To Rudy. Fay's type of beauty 
was the ideal. But never did you hear 
of either Rudy or Fay considering another 
marriage. 

Father Understood 

As Fay's father heard of Rudy's remark 
when he was informed of the crisis — his 
simple. "I've always loved her!" — Chief 
Webb nodded slowly. The past was for- 
gotten now between these two men. drawn 
together by the approaching death of the 
one they both loved. Her father said then, 
"That's right. And Fay always loved him, 
too." He turned heavily back to the room 
where his daughter was waging her val- 
iant but hopeless fight against the relent- 
less scythe. Only seven months before 
Fay's mother had died. 

Even more tragic was the funeral at 
which Fay's favorite aunt was stricken 
with a heart attack and died in the very 
chapel from which Fay was being buried. 
Only his contracts had prevented Rudy's 
coming to the coast for the services. 

There is bitter irony in this love story 
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from feminine admirers has totalled into 
millions of letters; one whose voice has 
been called "the most romantic of our 
times." he could find only tragedy when 
he sought love himself. There have been 
so many beautiful and intelligent women 
he has known. Yet not one of them could 
ever stir his devotion. And when he did 
fall in love. . . . 

"Wasn't in Cards" 

"I guess it just wasn't in the cards," he 
once said. "None of us can ever have 
everything he wants. But it's tough to 
lose the one thing you wanted most!" 

The day after Fay' death Rudy's air 
show was on the air as usual. But, for the 
second time in six years, Rudy was absent. 

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hanging by teeth, piloting 
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fact, no stunt is too compli- 
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to take the precautions she 
thinks necessary. 

Perhaps one of the most 
thrilling episodes in her spec- 
tacular career was driving one 
of the locomotives that were 
put into a head-on crash for 
the Brockton, Mass., fair in the 
fall of 1933. The sponsors in- 
sisted that Mary have a regular 
engineer aboard for the start. 
The plans were rehearsed. The 
throttle was to be opened wide 
and the engine to be held by 
the air brake until the signal 
was given for the start. The 
engineer given her was so fearful he would 
not get off the locomotive in time he forgot 
his cues. He held the engine with the 
brake but forgot to open the throttle. At 
the signal he released the air and jumped, 
but the engine did not start. Mary had 
to start it herself, and she stayed aboard 
until less than an engine length separated 
the on-rushing locomotives. Then she 
jumped, but not until the sponsors added 
a few gray hairs to their heads. 

For eight years Mary did whatever 
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Another of Mary Wiggins' light occupations Is crashing 
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Bellamy, Mary Duncan, Mildred Harris, 
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Katherine Crawford, Bebe Daniels, Norma 
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and others; then in 1934 she broke her 
back. 

A Brush with Death 

Just what a stunter might expect, you 
say? Well, it so happens that Mary was 
not stunting when that happened. Back 



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the vertebrae cracked in the 
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you mention (if you pay the carfare). 
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A Busman's Holiday 

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round curlers so that they will stand away 
from the face. Across the 
back the hair is rolled s ~ 

around the finger and A\ f 

pinned flat to the head I 







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with bobby pins. These flat curls lie close 
to the neck and help to preserve the 
contour." 

If you do your own hair, flat pin curls 
may be a bit difficult to achieve on the 
back of your head. Practically the same 
effect can be had with your favorite 
curlers if you will take care to wrap the 
hair a little more loosely in the back than 
at the sides. 

For Picture Work," Helen continued, 
"it is necessary for the players to have 
long bobs so that their hair can be ar- 
ranged in a variety of styles. Occasionally 
one of the stars vacationing abroad will 
have her hair cut short because it happens 
to be the vogue in Paris or London. But 
she pays the penalty when she gets back 
to Hollywood by having to wear false hair 



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pieces for picture work. Extremely short 
hair is seldom attractive either on the 
screen or off unless the features are of the 
fine, chiseled type, or unless worn by an 
older woman who looks smart with severe 
hair lines." 

Helen pointed out that the neck can also 
be made to appear shorter or longer by 
the cut of one's dress. For this object 
lesson, Miss Perry obligingly posed in two 
gowns of contrasting necklines while 
wearing the same coiffure. The horizontal 
neckline of the dinner dress with high 
cowl front, shown in the smaller photos, 
shortens the neck; while the drop shoulder 
decolletage of the evening gown appears 
to lengthen the neck. Because her throat 
is naturally slender, Miss Perry breaks 



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this long line with a shoulder strap of 
gardenias. Any upstanding ornament 
worn at the shoulder will do the same 
trick for you. 

The next time you complain about the 
necessity of having your hair washed once 
a week, remember that the stars submit 
to a shampoo every morning! 

Irene Dunne was one player who re- 
neged at this routine — but only for a while. 
Once Helen had coaxed her into trying 
the daily sudsing before her hair was 
dressed. Miss Dunne was delighted with 
the new beauty of her hair and its screened 
effect. 



In Brushing The hair of 
charges, Helen, like all fine 
isn't deterred by a fresh wave 
the hair just as vig- 
orously after the 
shampoo and wave 
as before. 

"In fact," Helen 
said, "I brush out 
everything I have 
put in and then 



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A tail comb, in case you are not familiar 
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pointed handle at one end used by pro- 
fessional hairdressers in making finger 
curls. The hair is swirled around the 
finger with the handle or "tail" of the 
comb and then slipped intact from the 
finger. 

So great is the interest in hair ornaments 
that no girl dares show her head in the 
evening any more without a flower or clip 
decorating her topknot. And now, if you 
follow the style introduced by Grace 
Moore, you'll soon be wearing a bird in 
your hair! 

Miss Moore, who recently returned from 
Europe to resume work at Columbia 
Studios, brought with her a collection of 
tiny, feathered birds of various hues. 
They are worn singly, perched in her hair, 
and selected to match her gown of the 
evening. 

Marian Marsh favors the new flower 
ornaments made of bright colored cello- 
phane. They have a fragile, crystal-like 
appearance but Marian says they are 
amazingly durable. 

Styling Your Hair to the current pom- 
padour trend will be ever so much 
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a natural tendency to curl perks up in 
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The added strength is needed for the new 
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Unfortunately, many girls have little 
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The Duart Permanent Wave, you'll be in- 
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Motion Picture Hairstylists Guild. 

The new Accent Castile Shampoo put 
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Dry hair especially will respond grate- 
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If You Hesitate to wash your own hair 
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Just when it seemed that every method 
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end of the hair while it is rolled up to the 
head and secured by a bobby pin, pre- 
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is then withdrawn and you go on to the 
next strand of hair. Since the bobby pin 
is invisible when the curl is pinned to the 
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Ruling the waves is an easy matter if 
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Like all other small communities, it is 
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In high school, the little girl from Mon- 
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In those days. Hollywood was just be- 
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Myrna Loy's transition from a dancing girl 
in a Sid Srauman prologue to the feminine 
star of Alter the Thin Man, is a gap such 
as very few of her sex ever have bridged 

how he became the Ziegfeld of the wes». 

Myrna's particular type of beauty had 
attracted the attention of Henry Waxman, 
a famed photographer. He photographed 
her many times and then introduced her to 
Natacha Rambova, the wife of Rudolph 
Valentino. Myrna Williams knew this was 
the opportunity she had long awaited. 
And Natacha Rambova saw in the little 
dancing girl from Grauman's Egyptian 
theatre chorus that spark of greatness that 
would later flower into stardom and in- 
trigue audiences the world over. 

If Myrna Williams was anxious for a 
chance at the movies, Natacha Rambova 
was more anxious to help her get that 
chance. She saw to it that Myrna was 
given a big part in What Price Beauty. 

That picture, as many will remember, 
was a great failure, so pronounced that it 
is still talked about within the studios. 
But it was Myrna Williams' long-awaited, 
long-planned start. And she made the 
best of it. If the picture was a failure, 
Myrna wasn't. Other studios heard about 
her and her exotic charm. They wanted 
her for their pictures. Almost over night, 
she was in demand. 

In Exotic Roles 

She was always given an oriental, or 
exotic part. She was Chinese, Javanese, 
Japanese, Hindu, Gypsy and Egyptian in 
one picture after the other. That was all 
right at the start. She changed her name 
from Williams to Loy and affected long 
lashes, slanting eyebrows. Every move- 
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Her clothes had a touch of the mysterious 
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She likes to read fan letters! Olivia de 
Havilland never fails to see what her countless 
friends have to suggest through the mails! 

half caste. Tutored by seasoned experts in 
the line of publicity, she said nothing. And 
the less she said, the more the wags be- 
lieved the concoctions of their own minds. 

Success, like the distances between 
planets, is all a matter of relativity. 
When she was kicking and skipping in 
Grauman's Egyptian Theatre chorus, she 
would have thought her success as an 
exotic portrayer of oriental roles the very 
top in accomplishment. Now it was 
different. It seemed so easy and so natural. 
She looked to the even higher stratas of 
film recognition. She was now only a 
featured player. She wanted star billing 
r.nd she made up her mind she would 
get it. 

.Myrna argued with producers, directors, 
casting directors and other executives. 
She tried to tell them she had dramatic 
talents. But, no, she was too valuable as 
the half-caste. They kept putting her off, 
dodging the issue. Myrna Loy wouldn't 
let them dodge it. She was determined. 

Concentrated on Career 

And what about her private life? Early 
in the struggle, Myrna Loy realized that it 
would be a hard enough struggle if she 
concentrated on her career. She realized 
that love affairs would be an encum- 
brance. Being more of an artistically 
minded person, she didn't mind missing 
the night life of Hollywood. In books, at 
the piano, on the tennis court or the bridle 
paths, she found her relaxation. Once, 
early in her career, her name was linked 
with that of Barry Norton. Pursuing her 
tight-lipped policy, she didn't bother 
making denials. The rumors died a natural 
death. Then, when she made The 
Barbarian, it was reported she might 
marry Ramon Novarro, who shared star 
honors with her. 

Then when she reached the top, right 
after her success in The Thin Man, she 
met the man she could love. And, having 
attained her professional goal, having 
made her mark in life, she let loose the 
emotional strings. The marriage was 
something of an elopement, but it wasn't 
a surprise to Hollywood. She had known 
Arthur Hornblow, Jr., for three years and 
for a year before that eventful trip to 
Ensenada, Mexico, their friends had 
known, cf their deep interest in one 
another. 

It would seem that just as she carved 
and moulded her highly successful profes- 
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her private life to the ultimately happy 
and lasting goal — that of contented home 
and family life. 



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Mrs. Dowty of 
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There are single pennies that sell for 
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to J.D.Martinof Virginia for Just One Copper Cent 

"Please accept my thanks for your check for $200.00 in pay- 
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of your wonderful offer for old coins." Julian D. Martin, Va. 

Post yourself ! It pays ! I paid Mr Manning, New 
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Adams, Ohio, received $740.00 for some old coins. I 
paid W. F. Wilharm, of Pennsylvania, $13,500.00 for 
his rare coins. I paid J. T. Neville, of North Dakota, 
$200.00 for a $10 bill he picked up in circulation. Mr. 
Mehl paid $1,000.00 to Mr. Brownlee, of Georgia, for 
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I Have Been Buying OLD MONEY for 36 Years 

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$200 FOR A PENNY 

I paid Julian D.Martin $200.00 for 
one old Copper Cent of the year 
1793. There are numerous other 
Cents worth large sums in every- 
day circulation, 



$50 FOR A NICKEL 

As proof that coins do not have 
to be old to be valuable, James 
House, Mobile, Ala., received 
$50.00 from me for a 1913 Lib- 
erty Head Nickel (not buffalo) . 
This coin is just one of many 
thousands of premium piecesf or 
which I am looking. 



$100 FOR A DIME 

Another comparatively recent 
coin for which I will pay a big 
premium is the 1894 "S" Mint 
Dime. I offer $100 for any of these 
coins sent me in good condition. 

$150 for a QUARTER 

There are many Quarters 
worth large sums. For in- 
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$400 FOR A HALF 
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There are a great number of 
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ent years I am seeking and 
for which I will pay large 
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Texas, $400.00 for just one 
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There are many Silver Dol- 
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STAR GLEAMS 



WHO is the most glamorous woman in Hollywood? 
I have had some letters recently asking me that ques- 
tion — not who is the most glamorous woman on the 
screen — but in real life, before the camera. 

That's asking a lot. Glamojr is not a static quality. A 
woman's personality changes with her roles if she is a good 
actress. Take Barbara Stanwyck, for instance. I have seen 
her at times before the camera when she seemed the most 
glamorous thing on earth. Then again, I have seen her 
when glamour is not supposed to be in her make-up. She 
fills the bill admirably in either case. 

At M-G-M the other day Joan Crawford was doing a 
scene for "The Last of Mrs. Cheney." As usual she had 
her phonograph pouring forth music to create a mood. Joan 
was dressed in fluffy black formal. A fashion expert wouldn't 
describe it that way, 
but it doesn't matter. 
She had a half hour of 
rest before the cameras 
would be ready. So 
Joan strolled among 
the people on the set 
with a friendly smile, 
and displayed sheer 
glamour if I ever saw 
it radiating from a 
woman! Just then I 
would probably have 
nominated her. But 
glamour is such a 
changing thing. . . . 

Jean Harlow has 
plenty of it. So does 
Claudette Colbert, yet 
of a different sort. 
Katharine Hepburn has 
never seemed glamor- 
ous to me. She strikes 
me more as a capable 
actress who doesn't 
want to project glam- 
our or anything else 

to the public. And as an actress she qualifies for her place 
in the sun. 



Over at 20th Century-Fox I caught wind of an amusing 
situation. They were getting ready for the world premiere 
of "Lloyds of London." Nearly every one of importance 
in Hollywood was invited to be present. 

Someone thought it would be a good idea for Freddie 
Bartholomew to escort a certain young actress (not Shirley 
Temple) to the affair. From a publicity point of view this 
would have been excellent promotion material. The rumor 
is that Freddie's aunt approved the stunt and so did the 
little girl's adult guardians. The newspapermen were about 
to announce triumphantly this little stunt just as Freddie was 
finally consulted. 

"What, go with her?" he exclaimed suddenly. "I am 
dreadfully sorry, but I am afraid it can't be arranged. You 
see, I wouldn't think of going anywhere with her. And that 
is final." 

This, from a precocious young actor who leans to the 
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Freddie Bartholomew waves to ad- 
mirers lining the star-studded path 
to the premiere of Lloyds of London. 
His aunt and mentor, Miss Millycent 
Bartholomew is shown with him 



gentlemanly side under most circumstances, constituted an 
overwhelming defeat for the proponents of the idea. 

Freddie showed up at the premiere (Carthay Circle theatre) 
with his -aunt and other oldsters. He sat in the first row 
balcony, and was a little gentleman as usual. He seemed 
totally uninterested in his own role, but exclaimed over the 
remainder of the picture. 

OuWde the theatre more than thirty huge spotlights flared 
across the night skies, luring thousands of curious people 
to the scene. The streets looked like a football field with 
bleachers lining the curbs. It was quite something. . . . 



Our next scene is the Cocoanut Grove, where genial Jan 

Garber is presiding 
with his swell dance 
band. A bunch of foot- 
ball players from Texas 
A. & M. were having 
the time of their lives 
taking in the sights. 

Over at one table 
was Anne Shirley and 
Hollywood's actress- 
columnist, Phyllis Fraser, 
with their escorts. The 
gridiron heroes asked 
the girls to dance. 
When they complied, 
the Lone Star state 
boys were thrilled no 
end. 

Several times they 
approached Anna 
Sten's table and asked 
for dances, but she re- 
fused them graciously. 
Still they persisted, un- 
daunted by the fact 
that she was dancing 
not at all during the 

evening. Finally, toward midnight, she gave in. 

"All right," she replied, "I'll dance with you. But wait 

until I put on my shoes." 

This may be Hollywood, but dogs will bark here just as 

well as in your home town! 



I suspect that Ginger Rogers was just a little rueful over 
those romance rumors linking her with Bob Taylor. You 
needn't believe them, for here is what happened. 

One Sunday afternoon Ginger was invited to be an extra 
guest at a night club that evening with a party of six couples. 
Taylor was invited quite without premeditation, and he came 
alone because Barbara Stanwyck was out of town. 

Ginger and Bob met for the first time at the Troc, visited 
casually and danced during the evening. Came the dawn 
and the columnists had them romancing together! 

Of course Ginger must have been embarrassed. She and 
Barbara work at the same studio and are good friends. But 
what could she do about it? Not a thing, except to find 
consolation in a clear conscience. 

—Ted Magee, Editor. 



Anne Shirley and her escort, Joe 
Rivltin, seem to have their interest 
focused on something besides dancing 
as the candid camera sees them 
at the Ambassador Cocoanut Grove 
— Faaicctt Photos by Rhodes 



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MARCH, 1937 

Vol. 26 No. 3 LfLlULJL 







©C1B 328574 




Fawcett's 
THE Accurate MAGAZ|NE 

V-olortuI 
Timely 



W. H. FAWCETT, Publisher 



HARRY HAMMOND BEALL, Marking Editor 



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Olivia de Havilland's next picture for 

Warner Brothers will be Call It a Day, 

but Olivia has no notion of "calling it a 

day" in films 



Editorial Staff 

WILLIAM K. GIBBS 

Executive Editor 

TED MAGEE 

Editorial Director 

CHARLES RHODES 

Photographer 

Editorial Office, 7046 Hollywood Blvd., 

Hollywood, California 



Table of Contents 
SPECIAL FEATURES 

Sid Grauman: Star Midas 22 

Hollywood's master showman lifts many to fame. 

How Fate Tricked Ross Alexander '26 

Boredom eclipses young actor's promising stardom. 

Luise Rainer Goes Internationale! 27 

Viennese star weds Odets, Communist playwright. 

The Wise Wives of Hollywood 29 

How mates of male film stars build for happiness. 

Paradox in Personality! 30 

Doris Nolan, dazzling siren, only baby in years. 

"No" Girl in "Yes" Town 31 

Frances Farmer proves courage of her convictions. 

Hollywood Is Just a State of Mind 32 

Proof that the so-called film capital does not exist. 

Even in December, It's MAY-time for May 33 

Success veils "distress" days for "grand old lady." 

Putting on the Dog 36 

Canines climb to film renown via devious paths. 

HOLLYWOOD PRODUCTIONS 

Green Light Flares to Emotional Heights 34 

Battle of Wits on the Cheyney Front! 35 



PICTORIAL SPECIALS 

They're Off at Santa Anita! 14 Hollywood's Monthly Cartoon. 



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Rhodes' "Eyewitness" Photos 37 Nickel Handicap! 52 

EVERY MONTH IN HOLLYWOOD 

Hollywood Newsreel 6 Movieland Tours 38 

Letters to the Editor 10 Charm School — Fashions 39 

Hollywood Beauty Briefs 12 Topper's Film Reviews 44 

Movie Crossword Puzzle 16 Dark Secrets of Gaining Glamour.. .67 

Hollywood Youngstars 20 Shrine Fezzes Corner Bob Taylor 69 

Star Popularity Contest! 28 Hollywood Star Gleams 



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Hollywood Newsreel 




Filmland has a new rendezvous — the Cinnabar — which made its debut at the Hollywood Plaza 
Hotel early in December. Here is a group Charles Rhodes caught at the opening, left to 
right, Betty Furness, Lee Tracy, Florence Lake and Ted Magee, new editor of Screen Book 



Peeking At Picture Folk 

One Might Conclude that the Caliban- 
Ariel romance is true love, measured by 
that "never-runs-smoothly" yardstick. 
John Barrymore and Elaine divide head- 
lines between heart throbs and discord . . . 
Carole Lombard, rated Hollywood's best- 
dressed, no more than had that title than 
she was cast as a second-rate cabaret en- 
tertainer by Paramount in Swing High, 
Swing Low . . . Bette Davis finds her re- 
turn to the Warner fold fraught with sev- 
eral exciting "low-lady" roles that promise 
to make her Female Menace No. 1 . . . 
Martha Raye says things are happening 
too fast for her in 1937. First she lost 
sixteen pounds, then she announced her 
engagement to Jerry Hopper, Paramount 
music department worker, thirdly she be- 
came an aunt when the wife of her 
eighteen-year-old brother, Buddy, gave 
birth to a baby ... Oh boy! . . . RKO is 
angling to bring real romance into reel 
prominence when Barbara Stanwyck 
starts making A Love Like That. Yes, 
you're right, Robert Taylor is sought to 
play opposite Barbara . . . The young 
sailor who tried to extort $5,000 from 
Ginger Rogers under threat of death, drew 
a five-year sentence in San Quentin . . . 
Some folks in the little Northern Cali- 
fornia town of Shasta City seem to re- 
member a girl who once lived in their 
midst as "the spittin' image" of Simone 
Simon. Of course, the girl they knew 
didn't have a French accent. Most of 
them would be willing to bet a few shekels 
the girl they knew and Simone are la 
meme chose. 



Filipinos Favor Blondes 



Slishtly 
higher in Canada 



Blonde Film Actresses are favored in 
the Philippines. Such is the word brought 
to Hollywood by Dr. Hilaro Camino 
Moncade, who, during the crusade for 
Philippine independence, spent many 
years in America. He says Jean Harlow, 
Ginger Rogers and Carole Lombard are 
tops with cinema fans in the insular 



commonwealth. Hollywood studios feted 
the gentleman from Cebu, P. I., during his 
visit. The Tagalogs, Visayans and Illo- 
canos rate Dick Powell, William Powell 
and Clark Gable very high, the visitor 
said. 



Early Studios Relive 

• 

Once Again The studios where D. W. 
Griffith made his first great picture, The 
Birth of a Nation, is to take a commanding 
position in Hollywood's picture activities. 
The old Majestic-Reliance plant, also 
known as the Fine Arts Studios, and more 
lately as the Talisman Studios, now has 
come under the control of Maurice 
Gebber, financed by English capital. He 
is reconstructing the plant into an ultra- 
modern production center for rental film 
producers. The Gish sisters, Mae Marsh, 
Bessie Love and a host of others climbed 
to fame at the old Sunset and Virgil loca- 
tion. Gebber was the originator of Screen 
Snapshots and was Valentino's first 
manager. 



Good Dialectician 

Fay Wray is a dialectician par excel- 
lence. She has the voices and manner of 
speech of each one in her household down 
so that when folks phone she may answer 
in the voice of the maid, secretary, or 
baby's nurse. When Fay's sense of humor 
gets the best of her, the little knack can 
become most confusing to callers. She 
confides, however, that it's a "defense" 
accomplishment for her own inability to 
recognize voices over the phone. 



"Uncle Carl" Vies 

That Grand Old Man of the indepen- 
dents, Carl Laemmle, Sr., has decided not 
to let Adolph Zukor take all the spotlight 
'with his Silver Jubilee. "Uncle Carl," as 
[Continued on page 8] 






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THE INSIDE STORY OF 
"MAID OF SALEM" 



By FRANK LLOYD 

(Director of "Cavalcade"", "The Sea Haw}(\ 
"Mutiny on the Bounty") 




.Naturally, ever since "Mutiny on 
the Bounty" swept the country, I've 
been on the lookout for another yarn 
with the same sweep and power to bring 
to the screen. I wanted a story with 
plenty of drama and with plenty of 
chance for me to direct big out of doors, 
scenes, the kind I get the most kick out of, 
» Well, to make a long story short, I 
found just such a yarn . . ."Maid of 
Salem". Here is the story of a young girl 
and a young lad who have the nerve to 
fight off a whole town of fanatics who 
try to break up their love ... a story 
with the same drive and surge of 
"Mutiny". For here love and courage 
face the fanatic venom of a whole mob 
of Captain Blighs. 

» But finding a story is only half a di- 
rector's battle. The next thing was to 
find stars able to play the parts. I had 
recently directed Claudette Colbert in 
"Under Two Flags" and knew what she 
could do in a highly emotional part. 
Fortunately, I was able to cast her as the 



stout-hearted little "Maid of Salem". A 
hero? I needed a swashbuckling, hard- 
boiled lad who could carve his way with 
a cutlass through an armed mob, with a 
grin on his face ... I found him. Fred 
MacMurray, I honestly believe, does as 
fine a job in this picture as any of the 
heroes of my big adventure pictures. The 
girls are going to say it's Fred's swellest 
part. 

» Last but not least a producer-director 
has j;ot to have freedom to make a pic- 
ture his own way. I, personally, want 
my pictures absolutely authentic. If it's 
an historical picture, I want my history 
correct. Well, let me say, right here and 
now, Paramount has made this, my first 
picture for their company, the easiest I 
have ever worked on. For they have told 
me to spare no expense to make "Maid 
of Salem" the most authentic, the most 
powerful of my productions. So I think 
when you see "Maid of Salem" you will 
agree with me that it tops them all for 
sheer entertainment. 



Fran^ Lloyd looking for a new screen yarn. 




Fran\ Lloyd on the set with Claudette Colbert as 
the cameras start cran\ing for "Maid of Salem" 





Claudette Colbert in her greatest part, 
as the young 7\[ew England girl who dares 
the wrath of a whole countryside for the 
love of her dashing Southern hero . 



A typical Lloyd action scene, a bunch of hard-boiled vagabonds 
pitting their strength against the courage of one tough lad and his 
stout sword arm . 

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Fred MacMurray in his first big historical role since "The Texas 
Rangers", as a swashbuckling Southern gentleman who can carve his 
way through any mob with his good sword . , (Advertisement) 




Jessie 

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in her dancing-est 
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Hollywood Newsreel 

< Continued from page six) 



we go to press, is planning to celebrate his 
seventieth birthday with an "open house" 
at his Benedict Canyon estate in Beverly 
Hills. 



La Bennett's Plans 

Constance Bennett closed her beauti- 
ful white Holmby Hills house and flew to 
New York for an indefinite stay. Whis- 
perers say when she returns to Hollywood 
her plans to step into the exclusive ranks 
as a woman motion picture producer, will 
have been completed. 



Nervy Hitch-Hiker 

Brian Donlevy reports the nerviest 
hitch-hiker on record. Donlevy picked 
the lad up on Beverly Boulevard and 
immediately was asked if he had time to 
turn around and take him three miles in 
the opposite direction. When Brian asked, 
"If that's the idea, why weren't you 
standing on the other side of the street?" 
the kid piped, " 'Cause there weren't so 
many cars going in that direction, mister." 



Another Shows Nerve 

Donald Woods deserves our sympathy 
for the month's nerviest "caller." A lad 
arrived at his house late on an afternoon, 
knocked at the back door, told the cook 
he was Don's cousin from Wisconsin, and 
with neither Mrs. Woods or Don at home 
to verify it, the cook asked him in. No 
sooner had she done so than the front 
doorbell rang and she left the kitchen to 
answer it. When she returned a few 
moments later, the caller had packed a 
lunch and "vamoosed" — notably with a 
chicken from the refrigerator, a loaf of 



bread and pie from the pantry and, to top 
it all, three pairs of Don's socks from the 
clothesline! 



Mae's High Salary 

Something Of a High in the matter of 
wages was recorded recently by none 
other than Mae West. 

Miss West received $300,000 flat for her 
starring role in Go West, Young Man, and 
the picture was in production exactly 42 
days. That means well over $7,000 per 
day and you can figure out, on an eight- 
hour day basis, what it netted per hour, 
per minute, per second. 

A generous slice of that money will go 
to Uncle Sam. 

Now Marlene Dietrich is demanding 
$300,000 a picture, but Mae got hers. No 
decision on Dietrich. 



"Doug" vs. Marlene 

London Cinema Writeks indulge in a 
jolly bit of chatter once in a while and 
latterly they have been cooking up a 
romance between Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., 
and Marlene Dietrich, solely, it seems, 
because Doug, Jr., has been squiring her 
to first nights and clubs. 

What they forgot to mention was that 
Rudolph Sieber, Marlene's husband, was 
always a third in the party. 

However, Marlene is returning to this 
country to do her chores at Paramount, 
and simultaneously, it was printed that 
Doug, Jr., was coming back to America. 

Obviously the press assumed that he 
was following Marlene. 

Truth is that Doug, Jr., has intended, 

for a long time, to make a picture or two 

in Hollywood. Further, and for the last 

time, let it be written that Marlene 

[Continued on page 18] 




— Fazvcett Photo by Rhodes 
With a shift in editors in the Hollywood offices of Fawcett Publications, some 300 members 
of the press and studio publicity personnel attended a cocktail party given by W. H. Fawcett, 
publisher, and Harry Hammond Bea II, managing editor, at the Hollywood-Roosevelt Hotel, 
to introduce editors in new capacities — E. J. Smithson, former editor of Movie Classic and 
now assistant managing editor; Llewellyn Miller, new editor of Screen Play; Ted Magee, new 
editor of Screen Book, and William K. Gibbs, executive editor of HOLLYWOOD (shown above 
at right) with Mary McGuire, Warner Bros.' contract player, and Roy Randolph, prominent 
dance director, who emceed some of the entertainment for the affair 






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Salute a stunning new 
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duced with all the smart-? 
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...new dances... new song 
hits . . . and girls galore! A | 
side-splitting story as new 
as the New Year! .'„ .with I 
a star cast of favorites! 
willing and able to either 
sing it or swing it! This riot 
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Our Readers Write 

But Right or Wrong — Our Readers! 




Typing a song with the feet! Here is something you will see in Ready, Willing and Able, 

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a typed tune that promises to be on millions of tongues during 1937 



She Wins Taylor Prize 

Dear Editor: 

Things that are beginning to bore me in pictures: 

1. A Rogers-Astaire picture with the same iden- 
tical plot, and almost the same cast. Their first pic- 
tures were delightful, and I saw some of them the 
second time, but after all. one likes to see a different 
story occasionally, even if their dancing is marvelous. 
Frankly, their last picture was quite disappointing. 

2. Why can't some of our stars leave off this 
"awsk" and "cawn't" business? For instance, Binnie 
Barnes doesn't seem quite the type to broaden her 
A's so promiscuously. 

3. Rochelle Hudson is very sweet and lovely, 
but must she open her mouth in that twisting way 
she has, to express deep emotion? 

4. Valiant is the Word for Carrie was superb! 
If only Wesley Ruggles had endeavored to put a 
little feeling into the acting of his attractive young 
erstwhile wife. Even in the most emotional scenes, 
she portrayed no more feeling than I would have 
in selecting a pair of hose. 

5. Stuart Erwin was perfect in his role in 
Pigskin Parade. Incidentally, I enjoyed that homely 
small town picture, more than any I have seen 
lately, and I see plenty of them, but there is no 
reason for putting him in anything quite so stupid 
and boresome as the All American Chump. That 
name would be much more fitting to some of the 
Hollywood executives, who persist in putting out 
such abominable pictures. Surely, they can find 
better stories than that. 

6. Another thing that continues to be a source 
of amazement to me is why these same producers 
insist on putting a young, attractive boy like Robert 
Taylor, opposite a leading lady who is from five to 
fifteen years older than he. Robert Taylor per- 
sonifies our clean, attractive American youth. Why 
then should he be given a role that is years too 
mature, and one which only an experienced, 
seasoned actor could put over? If he can hold his 
own opposite Garbo, who is much older, and who 
has been years in the business of acting, he can 
play any part. 

7. What I should like to see, is Robert Taylor 
teamed with lovely Virginia Bruce in a real love 
story. Not one of these light, frothy millionaire 
comedies, but depicting the troubles and happiness 
of a married or single couple. 

Mrs. W. D. Holden, 
14th and State Sts., Bellingham, Wash. 

Congratulations to Mrs. W. D. Holden, 
of Bellingham, Wash., to whom goes the 
Robert Taylor monogrammed traveling 
case awarded for the best letter received 
in the contest conducted in Hollywood 
Magazine for December. — The Editor. 



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Plea for Happy Ending 
Dear Editor: 

Personally, I'm all for the happy endings for 
pictures. Yes, I know — I'll probably be deluged 
with protests and arguments in re: Art, realism, 
et cetera — but when I (and a couple of million 
others) go to the movies, I go for relaxation and 
enjoyment. And I can't say that I get either when 
I leave the theatre feeling sorry for the hero or 
heroine, or suspended in mid-air when the story 
suddenly ends, and all you can do is wonder if it 
will turn out all right. There seems to be a ten- 
dency toward the latter recently, as witness Imitation 
of Life, Anthony Adverse, Craig's Wife and dozens 
of others. 

For this reason, I enjoy pictures like Theodora 
Goes Wild, Libeled Lady and the like. Who cares 
if they're not artistic masterpieces? Them as wants 
can have, but I'll take happiness every time! 
Mrs. H. McClendon, 
110 Cornell, Albuquerque, N. Mex. 

Just what fans in general think about 
unhappy endings should find expression 
during the coming year because several 
major productions will show film favorites 
cut down by the Grim Reaper. — The 
Editor. 

• • 

Battered Bugle Appeals 

Dear Editor: 

Fade-out shots have long followed conventional 
lines, and a lot of good movies have failed to leave 
a favorable impression due to the last few sequences. 

I, for one, will never forget the last shot in The 
Road to Glory. Just a battered bugle laying in the 
mud, but it was so very effective and touching, that 
it stole the show from three great stars. 

Lloyd Byers, 
Columbia Hotel, Moorhead, Minn. 



What Price Beauty? 

Dear Editor: 

Each time I go near a beauty parlor and see the 
many young women engaged in making Mrs. Jones 
more attractive to her husband, and Miss Brown 
more appealing to her fiance, I wonder if these busy 
young ladies ever stop to think that they owe their 
jobs to the Joan Crawfords, Jean Harlows and 
Norma Shearers of the screen. How many women 
do not come out from a Crawford picture conscious 
that they need a new permanent, or a manicure? 
[Continued on page 55] 



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• Ann Dvorak believes any girl can brush 
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Heads Hit List in New Song-Filled Triumph, 



"When You're In Love" 



The "Whis- 
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That's the fee Louise Fuller, famed opera 
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that's the start of one of the most scintillat- 
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The star who started a new style in song- 
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ACROSS 

Mary Pickford's fiance. 1. 

He has lead in The Plough and the Stars. 2. 

Movie trailers, etc. (abbr.). 3. 

Part of Frank Shield's tennis equipment. 4. 

Couldn't Have Happened. 6. 

The Case of the Black . ' • 

Initials of Mrs. Xorntan Foster. 8. 

The Rex Bell ranch is in this state. 9. 

Nickname of actor who portrayed Old Hutch. 11. 
Edward Xugent (init.). 

You saw him in The Gay Desperado. 14. 
Jean Hersholt portrayed one in Reunion 

(abbr.). 15. 
Mrs. Eddie Cantor. 

19 Across was born on this date in April. lo* 

Initials of English star who portrayed 17. 

Rembrandt. — ■ 
State in which Ann Sothern was born (abbr.). 

Ramona. 24. 



Claire Brey was Marda 

Pronoun used in Biblical films. 

Mickey Rooney is one. 

First word of many movie titles. 

Revolt the Zombies. 

Dixie Dunbar's birthplace (abbr.). 
Mr. Aherne's initials. 
He was Dodszvorth. 

Here Comes . 

Miss Nagel's initials. 

Term used by directors to indicate scene is 

over. 

Bruce Cabot's native state (abbr.). 

That bazooka player. 

The talkative Tracy. 

Whose role was that o£ Theodora 

Goes Wild? 

Garbo's leading man in Camille. 



Theodora 



DOWN 

She plays opposite Muni in The Good Earth. 
Jane Withers comes from this state (abbr.). 
Star of Come and Get It. 
Initials of Marlene Dietrich's husband. 

Love the Run. 

Character actor whose first name is Charles. 
Initials of late Miss Todd. 
First name of 55 Across. 
Michael Whalen was born in this state 
(abbr.). 

I.iH Damita was born on this date in Sep- 
tember. 

Richard Cromwell was born in this state 
(abbr.). 

in a Crowd. 

His last name is Silvers. 

Henry Fonda is Margaret Sullavan's ■ 

husband. 

Fred MacMurray's birthplace (abbr.). 

Cain Mabel. 

The King Steps . 

They made Ben Turpin famous (sing.). 

English actor who was Romeo. 

Activity which movie cameras photograph. 

Initials of heroine of White Hunter. 

Mrs. Allan Jones. 

You saw her in Come and Get It. 

Popular term for constant movie goer. 

Kind of lights used on film sets. 

What players do while cameras grind. 

His last name is Lyon. 

Give This Night. 

Barry Norton (init.). 
Can This Dixie? 

Matcrnclle was a French film. 

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Hollywood Newsreel 

(Continue*! from img'e eight) 




"Now I lay me — ," but why go on when you 
know what Sybil Jason, Warner Bros.' starlet, 
is saying just before she hops into bed. Snipper, 
her Scottie, seems a bit less religious. Come 
on, pup, close those eyes, this is a prayer 

Dietrich and her husband are very much 
in love and their devotion to Maria, their 
little girl, is mutual. 



Private Number? 

Believe It Or Not, a private telephone 
number that but four people in Hollywood 
knew was announced to the entire nation 
a few weeks ago. 

If you saw Go West, Young Man, you 
may remember that Warren William, ar- 
guing with Mae West in the picture, grabs 
a telephone and asks for a certain number 
in Hollywood. 

Well, that was actually the number of 
Mae's private phone in her Ravenswood 
Apartment home. 

But you need not try calling her up. The 
number was hurriedly changed the day 
after the picture was previewed. 



Filmites Seek Big Purse 

With All The past hullabaloo about 
Hollywood filmites having entered horses 
in the big Santa Anita handicap, the actual 
entry list, recently published, disclosed 
but four horses entered by filmdom's 
elect. 

William Le Baron, Joe E. Brown, Bing 
Crosby and Carmen Pantages, wife of 
John Considine, producer, are the only 
ones who actually have horses entered in 
the big $100,000 handicap. 

Raoul Walsh, director, has sent a horse 
from England to enter the Derby, too. 



He Kissed Garbo 

Greta Garbo, during the making of 
Camille, drove into the Metro studio in 
her car and as she alighted John 
Barrymore, who was standing near talking 
to a director, walked toward her car, 
helped her out and greeted her by 
throwing his arms around her and kissing 
her. 

Garbo took it in stride, laughed a bit 
and then walked to her dressing room 
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By Phyllis Fraser 

(A Telling Actress) 




— Fawcctt Photo by Rhodes 
One of those intimate little affairs for which Hollywood is famous was the party given by 
Gene Raymond for his best girl — Jeanet+e MacDonald. Of the 300 or more who attended, 
here is an eating group — Fredric March, Glenda Farrell, James Stewart and Anita Louise. 
The latter two met for the' first time at this party and now they are meeting often 



VINTON HAWORTH has given 
Hollywood another embarrassing 
moment to add to our ever growing 
list. During the filming of That Girl From 
Paris, Vin, the director, and the prop boy 
were sitting around talking while the 
cameras were lining up for the next scene 
when one of them noticed an attractive 
girl entering the stage, and commented on 
it. They all looked at her, agreed she was 
very pretty, and resumed their conversa- 
tion only to be interrupted by the girl 
asking Vin if she could speak to him for 
a moment. 

He said, "Certainly!" and excused him- 
self. As they walked away the girl asked, 
"do you remember me?" "Well," VLn 
admitted, "your face does seem familiar, 
but I can't recall your name." "It's 
Florence Haworth," she said, "and I'm 
your ex-wife." To say that Vin was very 
embarrassed is putting it mildly! 



The Andy Devine's are expecting an- 
other bit of Devineness at their home . . . 
Eleanor Whitney was in the middle of a 
cafe fight recently and had to be carried 
out because she got hysterical . . . Paula 
Stone is busy shopping for baby pens . . . 
for her baby Dane pup that Dennis Moore 
gave her for Christmas . . . Carlyle Moore, 
Jr., and Bert Kalmar, Jr., get together and 
exchange stories about their experiences 
and when they've finished make the other 
guess which is true. 



Success Stories . . . Bill Corson, new 
RKO player, lived in Hollywood for 
years, but failed to get even a peek in at 
the studios. Finally in desperation he so- 
journed to New York, where a talent scout 



saw him and immediately gained for him 
a movie contract. You'll soon see him in 
Coast Patrol. 

Lee Bowman, young Paramount player, 
who looks like Fredric March, says all his 
good luck is coming at once. Within a 
month he met Anne Shirley and started 
taking her out and was assigned an im- 
portant role in Internes Can't Take 
Money. 



The poem this month is contributed by 
Barbara Pepper, siren of the screen. I asked 
her to write a poem and she handed me 
one of the loveliest I've ever read. Un- 
fortunately it was too long for these pages, 
so she wrote us a shorter one. If you like 
it write Barbara in care of the RKO stu- 
dios and tell her, because writing is one 
of her burning ambitions. 

HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD 

by 
Barbara Pepper 

Hollywood Boulevard is like any 

other street, 
It's tawdry, and noisy, and not very 

neat, 
But its name and its fortune so easily 

came, 
Because it is trod by stars of great 

fame. 



Boys and girls the world over, hold 
hands in the theatre. Some stars in Holly- 
wood do, and others don't. On the "do" 
list are Paula Stone and Dennis Moore, and 
the newlyweds, Grace Durkin and Bill 
Henry. Robert Taylor and Barbara Stan- 
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constant dither, saying, "it's on — or it's 
off!", don't hold hands during a show, but 
sit with their hands clasped in their laps 
. . . Incidentally Bob does quite a bit of 
jiggling in his seat, but no one bothers to 
glare at him, when they find out who he 
is . . . Johnny Downs and Cecilia Parker 
are another couple on the "don't" list, but 
perhaps it's because they are both in love 
with someone else. 



Pickups: . . . Eric Linden can be de- 
pended upon to give a fine performance 
in any picture he appears in, but can't be 
depended upon ever to keep a social en- 
gagement . . . Eleanore Whitney recently 
made a trip to Chicago and when she re- 
turned had a diamond ring on her left 
hand and led everyone to believe she was 
engaged, until finally the story was picked 
up by all the papers, then Eleanore quickly 
denied it, and said she couldn't understand 
where the rumor started. Really, 
Eleanore? . . . Jack Dunn, the English ice 
skater, has been under contract to Uni- 
versal for eight months and has yet to 
work in a picture. Recently, he hurried 
around to his friends and invited them all 
to visit him on the set during the filming 
of Hippodrome. They all accepted and 
asked when they might come. "Well," 
Jack said, "I'm going to start work in 
about three months ... I just found out 
today." . . . Who said the English haven't 
a sense of humor? . . . Bert Kalmar Jr. 
who by profession is an actor, drew pic- 
tures of his friends for Christmas gifts that 
almost speak to you from the canvas, they 
are so good . . . The whole younger set, 
has taken a game called Tripoly to their 
hearts and can be found playing it nearly 
every night around someone's fire place 
. . . John Howard Payne has been given a 
nickname by his acquaintances . . . notice 
I didn't say friends, which we can't print 
here . . . they say he earned it because 
since his success in Dodsworth. his hats 
are too small to fit his head. 




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Hollywood Stars flash meteorically 
into the sky, twinkle momentarily, 
then dip into the all-enfolding arms 
of obscurity. But a rock which stands 
against the floodtide of all-obliterating 
time is Sid Grauman, star-maker of 
Hollywood. With his magic eye the 
creator of many a career, he stands age- 
lessly, watching them come and watching 
them go. 

When the stars are at the dazzling 
acme of their circuits they come to Sid 
Grauman's show palace, the Chinese 
Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard. There 
they press their hand and footprints and 
write their names into a square of soggy 
cement. It hardens, and they have left 
their stamp on cold concrete. There it 
will stand, testifying to the memory of 
one-time greatness, after displacement by 
the movie idols of tomorrow. 

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the Ambassador Hotel, and discover who 
this man is. 

Age is tucked invisibly away behind 
the youthful smile of this wiry little man, 
who will slap you on the back be you 
great or small. And if on your day he is 
in a particularly chipper mood you had 
best be on guard, for Hollywood's skilled 
and noted practical jokers include not one 
who has ever outsmarted Sid Grauman. 
Graying hair depletes not one whit the 
dynamic energy or the impression of 
freshness which dominates Sir Sid, whose 
voice can get through the private secre- 
tary of any big name in Hollywood and 
command the immediate attention of the 
mite or mogul who Sid then hails by his 
first name. 

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his hands and feet in the soft cement at 
Grauman's Chinese Theatre forecourt, while 
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wood's only velvet-smocked cement finisher, 
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business acumen led him to sell San Fran- 
cisco newspapers for $1 each while others 
strained their backs prospecting. 

The show business claimed its own 
when Grauman returned to the Golden 
Gate. He joined his father, D. J. Grauman, 
as co-operator of a dime vaudeville house. 

Tragedy is the proved manufacturer of 
greatness. Cruel blows of fate constitute 
the mill from which mighty careers are 
ground. Grauman and son were flattened 
by the catastrophe of 1906. But the San 
Francisco earthquake started two modern 
colossuses. One was the new San Fran- 
cisco. The other was Sid Grauman, master 
showman. 

With the fire still burning, the Graumans 
pitched a tent on a rented lot on Fillmore 
Street. With cataclysmic ruins piled high 
everywhere to mock the ghost of old San 
Francisco, that city's gallant population 
forgot its woes by filing into this im- 
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In this debris-surrounded canvas Sid 
made his debut as a star -maker. His first 
star was an unknown youth named 
Al Jolson, who performed at $60 a week 
for a half-year. "Even then," Grauman 
tells, "Jolson was a great artist. San 
Francisco acclaimed him the greatest in 
the world. He is a natural in pictures, too." 
Later in an auto show on the same spot 
Al Jolson was paid $25,000 for one week 
of personal appearances. 

Joe E. Brown, opening his career as a 
headliner at the theatre of the Graumans, 
was even in that day very sensational. 
Grauman calls him "a really schooled per- 
former with exceptional versatility. He 
was dancer, acrobat, bare-back rider, and 
comedian." The wide-mouthed one styled 
that show-house where his blazing career 
was ignited "the boiler factory" because it 
featured seventeen shows daily. Before 
each show he would say, "Let's put in 
another rivet." 

Another Grauman product later to 
ascend to Hollywood's peak of cinema 
fame was Jesse L. Lasky, co-founder of 
Paramount Pictures and long a leading 
producer of leading motion picture epics. 
With his sister, Lasky did an act which 
brought in $60 a week between them. The 
Laskys had an express wagon full of 
musical instruments and dressed as 
Russian Hussars. 

One week a magician was among the 
acts played at the Grauman 'Frisco the- 
atre. It seems his feminine "stooge" — 
only they did not call them "stooges" in 
that day — had deserted him. He needed 
a good looking miss to hold the hat from 
which he extracted rabbits and to hand 
him his paraphernalia of legerdemain, so 
the junior Grauman started scouting for 
one. A girl named Bessie Allen applied 
for the job and was hired. A night or so 
later she whispered in the Grauman ear 
that her sister needed work, and why not 
make the magic turn almost super-colossal 
by having two girls work with the disciple 
of the black arts. Grauman agreed and 
the other Allen girl's name was Grace. 
The Gracie Allen of Burns and Allen 
radio and screen fame today. 

The Grauman enterprise, pere et fils, 

migrated to San Jose and opened the 

memorable Grauman's Unique Theatre. 

Sid had his eye cocked for a singer for 

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Behind the News 



How Fate Tricked Ross Alexander! 



For a Full memory-strewn 
year Ross Alexander was the 
judge, the spectator — and the 
prize — in the strangest race that 
ever was run under the gleaming 
lights of Hollywood. It was a race 
between stardom and boredom — 
boredom not of the simple kind, 
but the utter, futile mental weari- 
ness of a man who was tired of life. 
The race waxed hot against the 
gleam of Hollywood's Aurora, and 
came to an end in the darkness of 
a hay loft far from the film town's 
glitter. Armed with a small 
calibre revolver, Ross Alexander 
left Anne Nagel, his second wife, 
sitting in the parlor of their ranch 
home, and strode out into the 
darkness. He chose the dark and 
lonely way of suicide rather than 
the bright road of film success. A 
single shot in the temple brought 
the end. 




Why Fatal Decision! 

Why did Alexander kill himself 
in the barn of his Encino ranch? 
He left no note to prove conjectures, but 
knowledge of the last year of his brief life 
suggests an answer that stirs no argument. 

Turn the calendar back with us to 
December 6, 1935. Alexander then was 
living with his first wife, Aleta Freile, on 
Woodrow Wilson Drive in the Hollywood 
Hills overlooking the town. 

On that date Alexander rushed to the 
phone, sent a hurry call to the homicide 
squad of the police department. Officers 
sirened through the streets, arrived at the 
actor's home to find the prostrate form of 
his wife in the yard, fatally shot. 

There is no doubt that Ross was broken- 
hearted. He had no explanation for the 
apparent suicide. He had heard a shot, 



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No longer will Anne Nagel, his bride of three 

months, wave a greeting to Hollywood's "lone 

wolf mystery man" at the gate to their palatial 

ranch home near Encino, Calif. 

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and had found her dying when he ran out- 
side. Friends assumed there might have 
been a lover's quarrel that had brought 
pretty Aleta the thought of suicide. 

Aleta's father, Dr. William Freile, of 
Jersey City, N. J., came west upon receiv- 
ing word of the tragedy and demanded a 
thorough investigation by the coroner. A 
week after her death an official suicide 
verdict was returned. 

Prominent friends of the family in New 
Jersey were still unsatisfied, however, and 
a new investigation was made. When the 
report was filed it upheld the findings of 
the previous investigation. 

For weeks to come Alexander appeared 
profoundly depressed, but he threw him- 
self harder than ever into his work at 
Warner Brothers studio. 

He had many acquaintances but not in- 
timates. He was friendly and cheerful 
with everyone on the set while making a 
picture. Some people thought of him as 
the most light-hearted person on the job. 

But they only knew him as an actor. 

When twilight would come to Holly- 
wood Ross Alexander became a lone wolf. 
He would wander away in the dark, often 
to spend his evenings out of sight of his 
fellow men. When he did appear around 
them, his lifted glass was not so much a 
gay cocktail as it was a toast to a memory 
tugging at his heart. 

Melancholy Gradually Lifts 

The ensuing weeks gradually lifted the 
weight of the melancholy Alexander had 
felt. He got bigger, more important roles 
at the studio. Rumors were already float- 
ing around that one day soon Ross would 
be starred in films. 

Then, after completing several films, 
Ross was cast with Anne Nagle in Here 
Comes Carter. That was last summer. In 
September they eloped to Yuma, Ariz., 
and were married. 

This event opened a new phase of his 
remarkable career. Warner Brothers went 
into production with the musical film, 
Ready, Willing and Able. Alexander was 
to be given equal billing with Ruby 
Keeler. Critics on the whole felt that he 



was heading toward great achieve- 
ments. 

The studio kept Alexander so 
busy that he and his bride found 
it impossible to go on a honey- 
moon. His closer friends (all of 
whom took a greater interest in 
him than he did in them) hoped 
that his second marriage would 
bring an end to the despondency 
he had been showing. Their 
hopes, however, were to be in 
vain. 

Never Mixed Much 

The young couple occasionally 
bobbed up at night in some supper 
club where they would have a few 
cocktails, then disappear as quietly 
as they appeared. 

At their ranch home they had 

many forms of amusement handy 

— a swimming pool, a badminton 

life, Ross court and a volley ball court. But 

on things the gay younger set of Hollywood 

is cigaret seldom gladdened the shady courts 

of the ranch. 

On December 6, unknown to 
most people, Ross Alexander made the 
first move to indicate stardom had lost the 
race to boredom. It was the first anni- 
versary of Aleta's suicide. On that date 
he ordered his butler-chauffeur, Cornelius 
Stevenson, to bring him his pistol. 

Stevenson, fearing Alexander was again 
overcome by grief, refused to give up the 
gun. They struggled while Alexander 
attempted to insert three shells in the re- 
volver. Finally the actor became calm. 

During Christmas vacation his parents, 
Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Ross Smith, of 
Rochester, N. Y., came to visit the young 
married couple. Ross appeared to have 
overcome the moroseness he had shown 
[Continued on page 77] 




The brief romance of Ross Alexander and Anne 

Nagel budded and blossomed when they played 

together before the cameras for the first time 

in Warner Bros.' Here Comes Carter 

HOLLYWOOD 



Behind the News 



Luise Rainer Goes Internationale! 



Iuise Rainer, the Viennese girl Holly- 
wood ceased trying to figure out long 
- J ago. surprised the prophets, even her 
own studio, by becoming Mrs. Clifford 
Odets right after the holidays as this issue 
of Hollywood Magazine was being readied 
for the press. Those supposed to be in 
the know at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and 
others who set themselves up as prophets 
in the private affairs of screen celebrities, 
sensed and insisted that when Luise took 
a vacation in New York after finishing 
months of work in Good Earth, she was 
to meet a mysterious European admirer 
with whom her name often had been 
linked and then decide whether she would 
marry and leave the screen. 

Ever since Luise Rainer, as a sixteen- 
year-old girl, stepped on to a bare Dus- 
seldorf stage for her first audition, she has 
done as she pleases when she wants to 
and does not reason why. No one in 
Hollywood ever knew much about Luise 
because she doesn't know herself, if one 
is to believe fairly well-grounded reports. 
Thus when she headed for Gotham, those 
who did feel the young Viennese actress 
was unsettled in America, waited and lis- 
tened for weeks for some word that would 
bear out their prognostications. They had 
heard of one great love during her early 
stage success in Europe, a romance cut 
short by death. There were rumors of 
another that followed before she came to 
Hollywood and soared to film renown via 
her first picture, Escapade, later in The 
Great Ziegfeld. 

Keeps Actions Veiled 

But no word, romantic or otherwise, 
came. Rumors were rife that she never 
went to New York at all, but after weeks 
of silence, she came back, suffering from 
a throat infection. Paler, slighter, per- 
haps more soulful than the tawny-haired, 
bright-eyed, whimsical Luise they had 
known, she came back laughing at what 
some styled a mystery vacation. 

She speaks freely enough with inti- 
mates, but she can't see why, being a mo- 
tion picture actress qualifies one to deal 
out advice, opinions and personal experi- 
ences. She was queried about the vaca- 
tion. Said she went to New York, saw 
shows, visited the Group Theatre, even 
joined the latter's dancing class. She did 
mention that her escort to theatres and 
other places had been Clifford Odets, the 
author of Communist plays, whose Awake 
and Smg rocketed him from extreme 
poverty to success in Manhattan less than 
two years ago and who found Hollywood 
then eager for his services. 

Met Odets on Set 

She met Odets when he came on The 
Great Ziegjeld set during the time he was 
doing the script for The General Died at 
Dawn. Theirs seemed just a casual ac- 
quaintance, but apparently something 
happened while they were together in 
New York to light the fires of romance. 

From New York Luise went to Con- 
necticut where she took a house and began 
a long-deserved rest after her arduous 
work in Good Earth. When reporters 
pierced the veil of her secrecy, she fled 
the house and in so doing caught a cold 
that brought on the throat infection, which 
put her in a New York hospital. After a 

MARCH, 1937 




week there sans improvement, she boarded 
a plane for California, against advice of 
her physician. 

The trip was a nightmare. Stabs of 
pain came with increasing frequency and 
the passengers, all men, expressed sym- 
pathy for the "poor little foreign girl." 
Some gave up their seats in the plane that 
she might lie down and rest. At Kansas 
City they begged her to leave the plane, 
but she was adamant in her refusal and 
she was met at a Los Angeles airport by 
an ambulance. 

Again Hollywood was abashed. Had 
Luise Rainer married while away? Where 
was the man? When she had recovered 
sufficiently to be questioned Luise said: 

"All those rumors are nonsense. I am 
not married. I did not go to New York 
to make any romantic decision. I am glad 
to be back in my quiet home, this time 
to rest." 

Perhaps until Luise Rainer and 
Clifford Odets went to the Los Angeles 
County Hall of Records to get a marriage 
license, this girl that puzzled Hollywood 
could not honestly have told them she 
would marry. Even the studio did not 
know their intention until newshawks 
phoned to say application for a license had 
been made. Then, a public wedding was 
on the taboo list. There would be only 
a civil ceremony at her Brentwood home, 
with only two witnesses — Lewis Milestone 
and his wife — Luise decreed. 

\Continued on page 73] 




With sangfroid comparable to that with which 
she might have announced she had just ac- 
quired a new chapeau, Luise Rainer (above) 
told studio attaches she and Clifford Odets 
(below) playwright, had taken out a license 
to marry. Even those supposed to be in the 
know about the Viennese were surprised 



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ING IN AN ELABORATE ENTRY. 

The contest will close April 1, 1937, and 
no entries postmarked after that date will 
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Warner Baxter 




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Hollywood, California. 



Send this ballot today. It may elect 

your favorite player No. I Star, and 

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Feature for March 



The Wise Wives of Hollywood! 



There Are No set and definite rules in 
the Hollywood marriage game. All 
the winning wives, the ones who have 
beaten the odds of the game and who have 
preserved their happiness, their homes and 
their husbands, have made their own rules 
to fit their own individual cases. Each 
one has worked out her problems in her 
own way. 

Take, for instance, the cases of the two 
record-holders for long-time marriages, 
Lucille Gleason and Via Hersholt. Re- 
cently the Gleasons celebrated the thir- 
tieth anniversary of their wedding, while 
the Hersholts proudly boast of twenty -five 
years of married happiness. But, aside 
from their records in endurance, these two 
marriages have nothing else in common. 
Their success has been achieved by two 
widely differing methods. 

Long in Cooperation 

Lucille Gleason has always been, and is 
today, an actress, writer and director. She 
was on the stage when she met and 
married her Jimmy and she has worked 
with him almost constantly ever since. 
They have written, directed and ap- 
peared together in many stage plays and 
pictures. 

They have built their fame and fortune 
together, working side by side. Today 
they still work together, not often- in the 
same pictures but in the same business and 
in the same town. Their happiness is 
based primarily on a mutual interest in 
their work. They have shared their leisure, 
too. They like people and gaiety and 
parties so they have enjoyed the same 
friends and the same fun. By continuing 
through the years to be Jimmy's co- 
worker, his closest business associate, his 
most valued adviser, Lucille has kept her 
marriage perfect and complete. 

On the other hand, Via Hersholt has 
played no part in Jean's work or his pro- 
fessional interests. She met the young 
Danish actor when he came to this country 
years ago with a company of fellow actors 
to represent Denmark at the San Fran- 
cisco World's Fair. From the day of their 
marriage, the American-born Via has been 
the homemaker, the wife, the mother and 
the careful keeper of the household budget 
in lean days and in the full, rich ones 
of the later years. The Copenhagen- 
born Jean has been the worker, the pro- 
vider. 

Really Lives Two Lives 

"I have really lived two lives, Jean's and 
my own," Via said once, "but always, 
Jean's has come first." 

That is the secret of Via's success. She 
has lived her own personal, feminine life, 
found her own pleasures in women friends, 
luncheons, afternoon parties, while Jean 
was busy at the studio. Then his leisure 
hours have belonged entirely to him, have 
been devoted to his interests, his friends, 
his collections of rare books, his amateur 
printing, his parties where the delicious 
foods of his homeland are served in 
the colorful taproom of their home. 

The Hersholt home life centers around 
Jean. Via has insisted upon that. 

"I have far more leisure time than 
Jean," she explained, "so I can do the 
things I enjoy without interfering with 
his pleasures. Then, when we are to- 
gether, his wishes receive first considera- 
tion. That is only fair and just." 

Via Hersholt's formula for marriage 




Here's happiness personified! Wallace and Rita Beery have cemented their love more closely 
through the tie represented by little Carol Anne. Mrs. Beery devotes her time to mothering 
"the apple of Wally's eye" and Wally too. And out of all this is born better understanding 



success is the one generally followed by 
the wiser wives of Hollywood, changed, 
of course, to fit their own needs and con- 
ditions. And, strangely enough, or per- 
haps not so strangely, most of the success- 
ful wives have been professional women, 
actresses or business women, who have 
given up their own careers to devote their 
entire time and energy to the success and 
happiness of the men whom they have 
married. Via Hersholt, Phyllis Astaire, 
True Foster, Marcelite Boles are among 
the few exceptions to this rule. 

But one and all, ex-actresses or just 
plain girls, they have found their own and 
their husbands' happiness by quietly 
adapting themselves and their lives to the 
wishes and lives of their husbands. 



Phyllis Astaire was a young widow with 
a small child when she met the dancing 
Fred, who was then one of the brightest 
stars on Broadway. She knew nothing of 
working conditions or of theatrical life. 
She had been a sheltered, carefully 
guarded girl, a popular debutante and a 
shielded wife. But when she married a 
man from a different world, a man who 
had practically grown up in the theatre 
and whose way of life was entirely 
different from the one to which she was 
accustomed, she immediately changed her 
life to suit his. After Fred's overwhelming 
success in The Gay Divorcee, they estab- 
lished a permanent home in Hollywood 
and Phyllis entered whole-heartedly into 
[Continued on page 57] 




Robert Montgomery and his wife, Elizabeth, 
who gave up a career on the stage to devote 
herself to Bob and their children. She is de- 
clared to be particularly shy of cameras 



When Phyllis Astaire and the dancing Fred 
were married she had to learn a new life, the 
theatre as distinguished from the daily routine 
of being one of society's top debutantes 



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HOLLYWOOD SPOTLIGHTS 



Paradox in 
Personality! 



To See The glamorous, magnificent 
womanhood of Doris Nolan in person 
or on the screen is to see a plum of 
full and ripened maturity. Suave expe- 
rience and full background sparkle from 
her eyes and lips and are electric in her 
conversation. She seems to have lived, 
say, about twenty-six years crammed full 
of interesting life. 

But Doris is a personality of twenty-six 
with a birth certificate of twenty. Right 
you are, this dazzling siren of the screen 
is only a baby in years. In fact, being 
under-age she had to have her contract 
validated in court to make it legal. You 
ask, how does she do it? 

Immediately you wonder. Is it extremely 
adroit use of make-up which gives her 
this ripened appearance? Perhaps she has 
had to struggle bitterly to help support 
her family for the last five years. Or has 
she constantly associated with older 
people? 



Becoming Big Name 
You are off on the wrong track. 



This 



twenty-year-old beauty who is elegantly 
elaborating the modern screen trend 
toward witty sophistication with a rippling 
under-current of glamour enjoys a ma- 
turity with no flukes attached. Proving 
how genuine it is, she is becoming one of 
'he biggest names in Hollywood by her 
work out on the New Universal Studio lot. 
It is not that all this is crusting her in 
dignity. Far from it. She is attired in 
slacks, talking to the writer as we sprawl 
informally on the lawn before her cottage 
on the studio lot. We get an idea of why 
she can scintillate with such sparkling 
maturity at an age when most girls are 
giggling and twittering. 




Captivating Doris Nolan fla 
Me Town reaches the scree 
searching their dictionaries 



shes brilliantly on the film horiion and when Universale Top of 
n the former Broadway stage star promises to set cinema fans 
for superlatives with which to describe this girl-woman paradox 




It's study hour for Doris Nolan, 
high-tempered and says what she 



She can be 
thinks when 



glamorous, musical, tragic or funny; is Irish, 
she thinks it. There is none more free, more 



untrammeled in all Hollywood's far-flung motion picture colony 



30 



"In my girlhood I had a strong tendency 
to be an introvert," she tells. "I deter- 
mined to overcome that, to outgrow my 
shell and make friends and do things. 
Hence I became a deliberate mixture of 
the introvert and the extrovert." 

Talking cold turkey with Doris, we find 
she is very much of a real person. There 
is no exterior pretense which creates false 
impressions. She is untemperamental and 
bears an outstanding sense of humor. 
Laughing so heartily she disarms you, she 
says the dimple in her chin is a line of 
determination. "It means I am deter- 
mined to succeed in life," she smilingly 
remarked. 

Just when it seems that we have before 
us a rock-ribbed member of the intelli- 
gentsia, she roars out loud. It is a laugh, 
unrestrained and hearty, vigorous as a 
Texas cyclone. 

Has No Inhibitions 

There is no more free, more untram- 
meled person in Hollywood. That is 
neither from an irrepressible childishness 
in one so young or because of a desire to 
let off steam from pressure of her picture 
work. She does things which seem screwy 
simply because she has no inhibitions 
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HOLLYWOOD 



HOLLYWOOD SPOTLIGHTS 



No" Girl In "Yes" Town! 



The Word "no" is in the dictionary, 
to be sure. Yet it is little used in 
Hollywood. Great numbers of words 
have been written about the "yes" people 
in the motion picture industry. And it 
isn't all a gag. There is a great deal of 
truth in the saying that this person or that 
person yessed his or her way to fame and 
success. People who do not agree and 
aren't afraid to say so usually end up 
holding the bag — and an empty bag at that. 
Frances Farmer is the exception. And 
a mighty talented, beautiful exception, we 
might add. Unlike the many rebels who 
make good front page newspaper copy by 
their peculiar tactics, she cares little for 
consequence. She is a woman of strong 
convictions, mentally and physically 
equipped to fight for what she thinks 
right. Temperamentally, she is a combina- 
tion of Greta Garbo, Katharine Hepburn 
and Margaret Sullavan. Physically, she 
has an attractiveness and a personality all 
her own. In the matter of acting talent, 



she bids fair to stand alone atop a pedestal 
surrounded by admiring throngs from the 
nations of the earth. 

In the short period of little more than 
a year, this girl, through her work in four 
pictures, has earned the coveted right to 
star billing. Hollywood may begrudge it 
to her, for Hollywood has a way of looking 
askance at strangers, but Hollywood also 
has a way of preferring the dividends that 
can be paid by performers who enjoy the 
public favor. And anyone who saw her 
marvelous performance in dual roles in 
Come and Get It and who later listened to 
the comments of theatre patrons as they 
departed can little doubt the full measure 
of her newly earned popularity. 

Frances is conscious of her new found 
success and she has her own ideas on why 
it has happened. 

"The old timers," she says, "have had 
it long enough out here. They got along 
all right at the start, pioneered and all 
that sort of thing, but your audience 





Of strong convictions, mentally and physically equipped to fight for what she thinks is right, 
Frances Farmer has been called a composite of Garbo, Hepburn and Sullavan. Physically 
attractive and exhibiting ability in acting, she earned the right to star billing via four films 

MARCH, 1937 



One of the few times Frances Farmer i» 
known to have said "Yes" wasn't in Holly- 
wood, but in Yuma, Ariz., where she became 
the marital partner of Glenn "Lief" Eriksor 

psychology is changing, you know. People 
are demanding more and more intelligent 
presentations nowadays. It's really not 
hard, when you think everything out for 
yourself before you do it." 

With the public acclaim which has been 
hers, with the comforts and luxuries which 
result from the emoluments of motion 
picture success, one would think that she 
would be completely happy in her new 
work. With most girls, it would be so 
But Frances Farmer is not like most girls 
She is a person unto herself and she isn't 
entirely happy in Hollywood. She does 
not consider her present station any par- 
ticular accomplishment. What she wants 
is to be a great stage actress. That may 
come later. Indeed, it probably will come 
later, because Miss Farmer is a very de- 
termined girl. She is constantly studying, 
working to reach that goal. 

Why This Rebellion? 

Why this rebellion? Why this discon- 
tent? The question is a logical one. But 
it cannot be answered in a few words. One 
has to go back into a lifetime, searching 
bare the facts of youth that plot the course 
of adult mentality. 

Frances Farmer comes from a typical 
American family. Her father, E. M 
Farmer, is an attorney at law, practicing 
in Seattle. Dabbling a bit in politics, hav- 
ing varied business interests, being one 
who enjoys his home life, he is what you 
would call the average lawyer. Her mother 
is the ideal housekeeper and home maker 
Thus it will be seen that the early life of 
Frances Farmer differed little from the 
early home life of a million other girls in 
the United States. 

But as the years of adolescence blos- 
somed into womanhood, as the mind de- 
veloped from the dreams of childhood to 
the mature reasoning of an adult, Frances 
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Feature for March 



Hollywood Is Just a State of Mind ! 



Hollywood Is A paradox; an anomaly; 
an enigma; a contradiction. 
It is the best known spot on earth 
to very many peoples — yet it has no real 
existence, no entity, no actuality. 

No authoritative atlas gives it place on 
its plates, and no gazette has it officially 
listed as a civic being. 

It has a fine stone postoffice building, 
but it is not a Post Office — only a branch 
station — and it has no postmark of its 
own. 

Yet a letter addressed to "Hollywood. 
California," will arrive from any part of 
the globe, inevitably, accurately, and with- 
out delay. 

It is not on any railroad and has no 
depot, though it has agents for most of 
the main traveled arteries, who sell tickets 
to every corner of the land. 

It has neither harbor nor shipping, but 
you may buy there passage on any of 
the seven seas; on any ship that floats. 

It has neither air line nor airport, but 
its denizens use the airways more freely 
and oftener than any other known group. 

It has no civic government of its own. 
yet it has a police station and a fire de- 
partment. 

There is no Hollywood bank in exis- 
tence, but banking is very heavy, though 
only through branches of outside financial 
institutions. 

It boasts no great retail establishments 
under its own aegis, but many of the 
largest Los Angeles shops maintain ex- 
tensive stores there, and do a very satis- 
factory business. 

It is the entertainment center for the 
cinema world, but few of the night clubs, 
cafes, hotels and the like, that intrigue, 
are inside its purlieus. 




Thirty-six years ago the heart of Hollywood 

no paving. Ranches thrived where now there 

as the cinema was during its infancy. Its m 

below, which is pra 



It is the "home" of the motion picture, 
but nearly all the largest studios are far 
from its haunts. 

Stars of the silver screen make it head- 
quarters, but most of them live elsewhere 
— in Beverly Hills, over the "pass" in San 
Fernando valley, at Malibu. other than 
within Hollywood's nebulous boundaries. 

In so many words. Hollywood just 
"isn't" — except as a state of mind. 

Physically and civically, Hollywood is 
part and parcel of Los Angeles. It is a 
district, a vicinity, of the great city that 




Hollywood Boulevard as it looks today. Grauman's Chinese Theatre is shown in the immediate 

left and between that and the flagged building is the low, rambling Hollywood Hotel, which was 

the first in Hollywood, though not so expansive as today 

32 



looked like this! It had a street car line, but 
are busy marts of trade. Then it was as silent 

itamorphosis is clearly evident in the illustration 

ctically the same area 

sprawls from the mountains to the sea 
and covers more area than any other 
municipality in the world. 

Its very boundaries are undefined. If 
a person craves that distinction, he may 
— and does — claim Hollywood as his habi- 
tat, though he lives miles away from its 
original site. So many do! 

Still and all, there is a Hollywood. You 
sense it after you leave downtown Los 
Angeles and reach Hollywood Boulevard, 
anywhere between Western Avenue and 
points west. Or Sunset Boulevard like- 
wise. 

Nothing tangible gives you evidence of 
its being — nothing official, one might bet- 
ter say. Every detail of Los Angeles' 
usual city life is in view, and familiar 
— the same sort of homes and people; the 
same names on shops; the same trolley 
cars and the same congestion of traffic. 
You can't spot a dividing line. 

But there is something in the very 
atmosphere that places you at once. It 
is different. How, depends upon your 
own mental slant. But it is there. You 
know you have "gone Hollywood," even 
if you are convinced beyond cavil that 
there is no such place. 

But there is something — intangible, in- 
articulate, intransigent — that still clings 
about the heart of Hollywood that dates 
it. brands it, identifies it. It seems in- 
delible, ineradicable. Other towns, now 
the homes of the bigger studios, do not 
have it. But Hollywood inherited it from 
the beginnings of movie life there, and 
has never wholly lost it, though much of 
cinema activity has departed from its 
erstwhile confines. 

For, by and large, there was once a 
real, existent town of Hollywood, though 
as such it never, even for a day, was the 
actual capital of the screen world, or the 
locale of a picture. I know; I lived there. 

Yes. Hollywood was, once upon a time, 
a real city — a municipal actuality. It had 
a genuine city government, with all its 
accessories and expenses. It had defined 
legal boundaries. It had a post office 
that functioned independently. It had a 
[Continued on page 40] 

HOLLYWOOD 



Feature for March 

Even in December; It's MAY-time for May 



For Over Fifty Years she has been an 
actress — but she is less of the actress- 
world and more of "real folks" than 
anyone we know. Few people can under- 
stand it. Muzzy May, as she is known to 
all those who love her — and they are 
scores — was sitting in a rocking chair, 
knitting, on the Mission Inn lawn not long 
ago, when a small girl began circling 
around her. Her finger thoughtfully be- 
tween her teeth, the little girl finally found 
boldness enough to inquire in a tiny voice. 
"Are you May Robson?" 

"Yes, I am, dear," said May. clicking 
away. The little girl came still closer. 
"Are you May Robson, the actress"!" 
Again May informed her that she was. 
"Well!" said the little girl shaking her 
head amazedly, "Why don't you act then?" 
That's what we mean when we say that 
few people, even children, can understand 
it. Her naturalness, her sweet old-lady 
ways — they are like those of your grand- 
mothers, or the writer's; she is not the ex- 
travagantly mannered grand old dame of 
the theatre you might expect her to be 
. . . just a simple woman, a simple neigh- 
bor, a simple friend, never too important 
to find time and interest for others. 

Trailer Boys Win Visit 

There were those two extra boys she 
met on a set recently. They told her about 
the second-hand trailer they had bought 
to live in and May was all interest at once 
— how novel and practical! She'd love to 
come visit them! And that's precisely what 
she did. On a Sunday afternoon she went 
to have tea with the boys in their trailer, 
anchored at a twenty-five-cent parking 
lot. This is the sort of thing that she's 
always doing. No interest, no person, is 
too trivial for her attention. 

It was twenty-six years ago that May 
Robson first went out of her way to do a 
good deed — and that deed has brought her 
so much pleasure throughout the years 
that it has become a habit. It was during 
one of the busiest years of her career. She 
was playing the title role in Tish and pre- 
paring to take it on tour — one-night stands 
mostly. She knew these one-night stands. 





Beloved May Robson, known to her hundreds of friends as Muzzy May, smiles happily at her 
fans as her pet dog, Mitii, eyes them too. Her newest role is in Woman in Distress, for 
Columbia, scene of her great triumph, Lady for a Day. While she's been "in distress" at 
times in her career, those days are so far back that her memory of them is particularly dim 



how lonely and difficult they were, and 
rather than take just a maid with her this 
time, she wanted someone who would also 




Madcap May, they called her when May 
Robson' posed for this portrait study of a 
curly-haired, sparkling-eyed lass in the early 
days of her career when fame seemed far away 

MARCH, 1937 



When this picture was made more than fifty 
years ago, even May Robson never visualized 
the saga of success that she would write in 
the entertainment fields of stage and screen 



be her companion. A young woman, 
Lillian Harmer, tall, thin, weighing 
scarcely a hundred pounds, applied for 
the job. 

"I took one look at her and I knew she'd 
never do." There was a look in May 
Robson's eyes that went back those 
twenty-six years, as she recalled that 
meeting. "She was too frail; she'd never 
stand the strain of those one-night stands, 
and I told her so. Then she begged me for 
a trial — just for a month's trial. She told 
me about her baby; her husband was dead 
— she had to have a job. But if I weren't 
pleased with her, after a month, I could 
dismiss her, and there would be no tears, 
no hard feelings. That was twenty-six 
years ago . . . we're still together." May 
chuckled softly, "Lillian's still on trial! 
The wonderful thing is that she's a big 
strapping, healthy woman now — well and 
happy, and successful. But you've seen 
her, I guess — she does a lot of work in pic- 
tures. 

Companion's Chance Conies 

"It was odd how she turned actress. We 
had been on the road about a year with 
Tish when the girl who was playing the 
part of Aggie was taken sick. I heard of it 
only four hours before the evening per- 
[ Continued on page 62] 

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HOLLYWOOD PRODUCTIONS 



Green Light Flares 
To Emotional Heights 



Errol Flynn climbed upon a huge 
boulder, the perpendicular face of 
which rose sheer from the crystal 
clear waters of Sherwood Lake forty -odd 
feet below him. His sharp eyes, trained by 
many years of a precarious catch-as- 
catch-can existence in the South Seas, 
pierced by glassy surface, seeking any pos- 
sible jagged outcropping rocks that might 
rip open a human form or crush a skull 
like an eggshell. 

He turned to the assistant director. Lew 
Borzage, who stood behind him with a 
group of curious technicians. 

"We move over to the other side of the 
lake now, don't we?" the bronzed, six- 
foot-one Irishman inquired. 

Borzage nodded. "The next set-up is 
just above the dam," he replied. 

"How far as the crow flies?" Flynn idly 
wondered. 

"Or perhaps I should say as the fish 
swims." 

Puzzles Borzage 

Borzage scratched his chin. "Well, I'm 
not sure, but I should judge it to be about 
a mile and a quarter." 

"And how far by automobile?" 

"Fourteen and a half miles of slow 
driving." 

The corners of Flynn 's mouth crinkled 
into the twisted grin that has won him 
countless of admirers among audiences 
who saw his first two motion pictures. 
Captain Blood and The Charge of the Light 
Brigade. 

"Take my clothes around, and I'll beat 
you there," he said and, stripping quickly 
down to a pair of skin-tight athletic shorts, 
he proceeded to launch himself into a 
graceful arc that ended in a scarcely per- 
ceptible splash as his slender body knifed 
the water. 

Flynn did not beat the technical crew 






Errol Flynn (left) and Walter Abel flirt with 

peril when they conduct experiments to find 

a vaccine deterrent for spotted fever, the 

motivation for Green Light 



34 



Tension is keen at Errol Flynn's life is threatened while seeking a spotted fever serum in 
Green Light. Walter Abel, his associate, urges him to buck up as Margaret Sullavan, a nurse; 
Anita Louise, who loves Flynn, and Henry O'Neill, a doctor who shirked his duty, gaze anxiously 



of picture to which Flynn had become ac- 
customed. For one thing it placed him in 
civilian clothes for the first time in his 
screen career. He portrays Dr. Newell 
Paige, spectacular young protege of one 
of the nation's most prominent surgeons. 
The filming of Green Light was not 
without thrills. Certainly an atmosphere 
of extreme tension overhung the troupe 
the first time the representative of the 
Federal Experimental Laboratory at 
Hamilton, Montana, brought on the set a 
jar full of wood-ticks, the tiny pests 
that carry the dreaded Rocky Mountain 
Spotted fever. Every member of the com- 
pany, Director Borzage, Flynn, Anita 
Louise, Margaret Lindsay, Walter Abel, 
Henry O'Neill and Sir Cedric Hardwicke, 
the titled English character actor, in ad- 
dition to the entire technical crew as a 
safeguard had received immunizing in- 
jections. 

Insects Important 

Those same tiny insects were extremely 
important factors in converting Dr. 
Douglas' novel into screen entertainment. 
Around them revolves the gripping cli- 
mactic sequence of the production — the 
sequence in which Flynn, dishonored in 
his profession because he has shouldered 
the blame for a fatal operation performed 
by his surgical superior, Henry O'Neill, 
develops the Rocky Mountain Spotted 
fever vaccine in a rough, abandoned farm- 
house on Boone Mountain, Montana. 

Real live ticks were used in the se- 
quence under the supervision of the lab- 
oratory man, who counted them after each 
scene to make sure none had escaped. 
Flynn permitted a tick to crawl on his 
arm supposedly to bite him when he 
reached the point of testing his vaccine. 

It took Warner a full two years to con- 
vert Green Light into Celluloid. 

Actually the photographing of the story 
[Continued on page 78] 

HOLLYWOOD 



Errol Flynn finally is to come to the screen 

in civilian clothes in Green Light. Here he 

is with Anita Louise and Sylvia, a dog that 

weathers spotted fever in the film 



of Warner Bros. Cosmopolitan's Green 
Light to the opposite side of the lake, but 
he touched the shore less than a minute 
after Frank Borzage, the director, and his 
brother and assistant, Lew, scrambled 
from their automobile. 

"We had to skid around corners to do 
it," the assistant confessed as he glanced 
at his watch and noted that the drive had 
taken thirty-two minutes. 

The incident was typical of the Irish 
soldier-of-fortune who turned quite by 
accident from a life of adventure below 
the equator to the simpler but, in his case, 
scarcely less fascinating existence of acting. 

Green Light was decidedly a new type 
of picture for Flynn; new, that is, by 
comparison with the swashbuckling char- 
acter he portrayed in Captain Blood and 
the daring Captain Geoffrey Vickers of 
The Charge of the Light Brigade. 

Adapted from Lloyd Douglas' best-sell- 
ing novel of the same name, Green Light 
is a tense emotional drama, a sharp depar- 
ture from the spectacular adventure type 



HOLLYWOOD PRODUCTIONS 



Battle of Wits on the Cheyney Front! 



William Powell, properly sideburned 
and with servile pose, walked onto 
Stage Eleven bowing pleasantly to 
everybody. 

"Good morning, Madam," he greeted 
Joan Crawford. 

"Good day to you, Sir," he bowed to 
Robert Montgomery. 

Montgomery took an extra draw on his 
pipe, surveyed Powell up and down — his 
sideburns, his meticulous store-purchased 
butler's suit. 

"Had I known you were going to play 
Little Lord Fauntleroy, I would have worn 
a bib for my wardrobe!" said Montgomery. 

And the Battle of Wits was on, to con- 
tinue for several weeks during the filming 
of The Last of Mrs. Cheyney and with such 
other inimitable mimes as Frank Morgan, 
Nigel Bruce, Benita Hume, Ralph Forbes, 
Jessie Ralph, Aileen Pringle and Phyllis 
Claire wielding a barb of banter as oc- 
casional competition. 

Smart English Comedy 

The smart English comedy from the 
facile pen of Frederick Lonsdale was dis- 
tinctive in many other ways. It made a 
butler of Powell, who is so closely iden- 
tified with detectives and lawyer roles, 
and divorced him from his many lovely 
screen wives. It returned Joan Crawford 
to conservatism, both in characterization 
and fashion. In it, she appears as smart 
instead of sensational, distinctive instead 
of eccentric, graciously sophisticated in- 
stead of brittlely flamboyant. 




Joan Crawford as Mrs. Cheyney in The Last 

of Mrs. Cheyney, admonishes William Powell, 

who plays the butler role: "You shouldn't 

have come here until I gave the word" 




Robert Montgomery, playing the detective 

role in The Losf of Mrs. Cheyney, reminds 

Joan Crawford, playing the name role, that 

he is in love with Mrs. Cheyney 



"The 1937 Joan Crawford, who makes 
her new bow in The Last of Mrs. 
Cheyney," Adrian, M-G-M's fashion dic- 
tator, predicts, "will become the new 
person who typifies the things for which 
women strive. While the earlier type of 
womanhood she portrayed was obviously 
dramatic, the new Joan Crawford will 
become intangibly dramatic." 

"She should play more conservative 
roles, as she does in her new picture," 
commented a technician on the set. "Her 
unusual talents should not be confined to 
freakish interpretations on the screen. 
They are more adaptable to level-headed 
portrayals." 

While conservatism on the screen is 
preached for Miss Crawford, there is no 
conservatism on Stage Eleven. 

A one-day visit on the sound stage is 
sufficient to prove it. 

Settings Palatial 

The scene is the stately exterior of the 
Duchess of Ebley's English mansion with 
its surrounding gardens, hedges, paths, 
terrace and ornate fishpond. The director 
has squeezed his corpulent personage into 
a canvas chair to scan his leather-bound 
script. The electricians on their high 
perches and in the rafters are tinker- 
ing with the huge lights. Cameraman 
George Folsey is bossing his assistants 
around. 

Montgomery and Nigel Bruce are lazing 
near the pool, watching two overalled 
[Continued on page 75] 




"My dear Mrs. Cheyney — you are a godsend!" Benita Hume thus compliments Joan Crawford (center) in a scene from The Lasf of Mrs. 
Cheyney, with Nigel Bruce and Robert Montgomery on the left, and Frank Morgan and Ralph Forbes on the right. When you read the 
story you will see that this group of sterling players had rare fun in making this Metro-Soldwyn-Mayer production 



MARCH, 1937 



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Feature for March 



Putting on the Dog! 



Whenever You Have Seen a cute dog 
on the screen, the chances are that 
you have said, or at least thought: 
"I'll bet Rover would be good in pictures, 
if he just had a chance. He knows a lot 
of tricks and he'll do whatever I tell him 
to do." 

But before you pawn the family joois 
to buy Rover a dog ticket to Hollywood, 
remember this: Knowing a lot of tricks 
is one thing. Performing them before a 
camera is another. If you brought Rover 
to a studio to try to get him a job, the first 
thing the casting director would want to 
know is: "Will Rover take a cue?" 

A picture dog has to be able to do what- 
ever is asked of him with only a few re- 
hearsals, and since the sound track of a 
picture records everything that is said 
while a scene is being made, the dog must 
be able to work with silent signals or 
"cues" from his trainer. For example, he 
must know that a certain gesture of the 
hand means "bring in the morning paper" 
or "roll over and play dead." 

Your Rover may be able to do a lot of 
tricks at home. But transplant him to a 
new environment where there are bright 
lights and strange people and, unless he is 
a very unusual dog, the chances are that 
he will become confused and frightened 
and will refuse to do his tricks. That is 
why studio casting directors prefer to use 
animals that have been trained for picture 
work. 

Occasionally, however, a dog with no 
picture training gets a break. Take 
Tuffy, the dog that played with Wally 
Beery in Old Hutch. 

Tuffy belonged to an old sheep herder 
who lived up in the mountains. One day 
the sheep herder was badly injured. He 
explained things to Tuffy and told him 
that he would have to be boss for awhile. 
He showed Tuffy how to pick up a 




This little wirehair, whose real name is Skippy, 
has been going places and doing things since 
he "personified" Mr. Asta in The Thin Man 
and After the Thin Man. His film master and 
mistress — William Powell and Myrna Loy — 
think he's great. He tikes them, too 

36 



basket and carry it in his mouth. Then 
he wrote a note and put it in the basket 
and sent the dog over the trail for medi- 
cine and groceries. The sheep herder was 
confined to his bed for many weeks. Dur- 
ing that time he and Tuffy worked out 
a lot of tricks. The dog learned to identify 
forty-five different objects and to go and 
get any of them for his master, on signal. 
In fact, Tuffy displayed such marked in- 
telligence his master decided that he ought 
to be in the movies. So, as soon as the 
sheep herder recovered from his injury, 
he and Tuffy hitch-hiked to Hollywood. 

Jack Hinds, who has charge of the ani- 
mal casting department at M-G-M, gave 
Tuffy his first chance. And Tuffy 
made good. Before he goes into a scene 
the old sheep herder explains to Tuffy 
just what he is supposed to do. The dog 
listens intently. 

"Now do you think you can do that?" 
the sheep herder asks. 

"Woof, woof," barks Tuffy, and wags 
his tail. 

The sheep herder then gives him his 
cues for the action. The dog has a re- 
rContinued on page 791 



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"One Take Corky" was a bit careless about 
his parentage but his film reputation is un- 
tarnished. Here he's going for a stroll with 
Irene Dunne and Melvyn Douglas during the 
making of Theodora Goes Wild 





A few months ago Kiwi was marked for the gas chamber and an ignominious death in the 
Los Angeles dog pound. Then two boys made an eleventh-hour rescue, put him in a home- 
movie they were making. You'll see him in Pete Smith's Wanted — A Master, and his new 
contract puts him in stellar company as indicated by the bulletin board 

HOLLYWOOD 



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By Charles Rhodes 




The usually spic and span Clark Sable goes mid-Victorian in his raiment for the name role 
in Parnell, M-G-M's film version of the life of the Irish patriot. Even those pearl-topped button 
shoes have to be kept bright and shining, necessitating a daily trip to the studio barber shop 





Mrs. Clark Gable was found in company of 
David Niven, Merle Oberon's erstwhile heart 
interest, when the candid camera went looking 
about the exclusive Turf Club at Santa Anita 



Jack Benny and the two Livingston girls — that's Mary, his wife, on the left — joined the host 

of cinema and radio celebrities who gathered at the Ambassador Cocoanut Grove for the 

opening of Ben Bernie's orchestra 




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Wouldn't you like to know what provoked this 

merriment in the Cantor family7 Here are 

Eddie and Ida as seen at the opening of Ben 

Bernie's orchestra 



That laugh of Eddie and Ida must be conta- 
gious for here you see Al Jolson — can it be 
he's smiling WITH a rival comedian? — as he 
dances with Ruby Keeler 



Here is Esther Muir with hubby, Sam Coslow, 
noted songwriter, at the Bernie opening. Miss 
Muir will be hostess next summer at a cocktail 
party for one Fawcett Movieland Tour group 



MARCH, 1937 



37 



Movieland Tours 



See Hollywood 
Stars and Studios! 



Have You Ever wondered how pictures 
are really made? You must have 
desired to go through one of the 
homes of the stars in Hollywood. How 
do the stars live, where do they play, 
when do they work? Just what is this 
most famous place in the modern world, 
Hollywood, really like, anyway? 

Hollywood Magazine knows how curi- 
ous you all really are about these things 
and has therefore arranged for you to see 
the inside Hollywood and find out what it 
is all about. You'll have to hurry to get 
he chance, though, because from all ad- 
vance indications a much greater number 
r>f applications will swamp the reservation 
list than the third annual Fawcett Movie- 
land Tours can handle. 

All you have to do is to sign up for either 
of the Fawcett Publications' two summer 
Movieland Tours and Hollywood Maga- 
zine will do the rest. You probably think 
<uch a glamorous vacation is available only 
to the ultra-rich, but actually it is yours 
for little more than the cost of a round 
trip ticket to and from California! 

And what a vacation! Starting your 
two-weeks' vacation in Chicago, you 
whisk through the silvery beauty of Min- 



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Here are a few of those who attended the hou 
1936 Fawcett Movieland Tour festivities. Miss 
Similar parties will be available to those 

nesota's 10,000 lakes, the natural wonders 
of the Rainier National Park, the regality 
of the Rockies, the green wonderland of 


























I want the scene where he kisses her! 



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se party at Paula Stone's home as part of the 
Stone and Basil Rathbone are shown in center, 
'ho register tor the 1937 Movieland Tours 

Seattle and the great Pacific Northwest. 
San Francisco and its eerie Chinatown, 
and then— HOLLYWOOD! The stars in- 
vite you to dine and dance with them, to 
watch them at work in the studios, to be 
their guests at intimate parties in their 
homes. 

Applications are already pouring in for 
the two large expeditions organized this 
year in response to demand created by the 
stirring success of Movieland Tours in 
1935 and 1936. A special train has been 
chartered for each journey. 

You can select whichever tour date is 
most convenient for your vacation. Identi- 
cal party plans in Hollywood have been 
arranged for both transcontinental parties. 
The first tour will leave Chicago July 11, 
the second August 8. 

Across the wonderland of the American 
west you will speed through some of the 
world's most stupendous scenery. Then 
when you reach the film capital you will 
go to one of the city's finest hotels, there to 
be housed with the whole party. The first 
day has been set aside for any delights 
you may privately pursue. At your dis- 
posal are Catalina Island, mountain- 
nestled Lake Arrowhead, San Diego and 
Coronado, the numerous beaches, or per- 
haps friends and relatives you may desire 
to visit. 

Evening will bring the round of Holly- 
wood's sparkling night life, and offers you 
some of the most famous pleasure spots in 
the world. Romantic Cocoanut Grove and 
scores of other glamorous night clubs will 
give you ample opportunity to wine, dine 
and dance with your favorite stars. 

The following day will open with a tour 
through Paramount Studios. Here pic- 
tures will be seen in the making, and your 
favorite stars will lunch with you in the 
studio commissary. Later technical de- 
tails of the movie camera, how sound is 
reproduced, construction of sets, these and 
other phases of movie making will be re- 
vealed. \Covtinued on page 68] 

HOLLYWOOD 



Hollywood Charm School — Fashions 



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OF All The places we want to feel at home, none is more important 
than — home! To most people the task of being at home, at 
home, is no problem. It's a relief. But to the Hollywood star. 
subject as she is to incessant entertaining, unexpected visits and hurry 
studio calls, the business of being at home combines the agility of a 
fireman with the eternal poise of a tea garden hostess. 

Karen Morley in addition to being a popular and busy screen star 
is also a wife and a mother. Her home must be a home, not a stuffy 
show place for the inquisitive. 

It must bespeak comfort and because it's fun to be comfortable 
Karen has chosen a wardrobe that fits the warmth and comfort of 
her own home. 

If Karen isn't playing tennis or riding, she's using up the surplus 
energy playing with her two-year-old son, affectionately called Mike. 
They romp and play on the sand all day. 

Both she and her husband, Charles 
Vidor, love the remoteness of their home, 
and its distance from the social duties in 
Hollywood. They keep a tiny apartment 
in town when the rare urge to dress up 
and do the night clubs comes upon them. 

The home situated high on a bluff over- 
looking the ocean is a reproduction of an 
Italian castle with huge iron gates that 
"swing open for guests. Upon entering the 
home and removing coats formality ends. 
Friends walk down hundreds of steps 
leading to the beach and find themselves 





Karen dons this aquamarine jersey dress for sportswear. 
A lacquered zipper in the same shade as the dress 
provides a novel fastening down the front of the dress 

MARCH, 1937 



Karen Morley never looked more lovely than 
in this white chiffon gown cut on princess lines. 
Groups of pink roses decorate the full sleeves 



confronted with a barbecue pit upon 
which tender, juicy steaks are broiling! 

That is the sum and substance of the 
Morley brand of entertaining and inci- 
dentally the guests come back time and 
time again. Many an evening Karen has 
an old fashioned fish fry and the host and 
hostess spend the morning catching their 
own fish. 

Outfits which are smart in appearance 
yet comfortable, informal and practical 
grace her closets. Any one of them will 
stand the scrutiny of interviewers and at 
the same time allow her the freedom and 
ease to which she, as a "home body" is en- 
titled. 

Living in a home on high cliffs overlook- 
ing the wide expanse of the Pacific, Karen, 
quite naturally, is impelled to go for an occasional swim in the ocean. 

Where the ordinary individual may slip on some comfortable suit, senti- 
mentally held over from several years back, the screen star must make her 
personal appearances in garments that reflect her glamour. 

Here again Karen has solved the problem of style and answered the call of 
comfort by choosing a bathing suit in which a young lady may actually swim, 
play volley ball on the beach and still look stunning to fans, who set high the 
standards of their favorites. 

Karen's choice is a white two-piece suit consisting of brassiere and trunks 
Over her suit the star wears a brown and white striped flannel beach coat when 
some protection from the sun or wind is needed. 

Another outfit Karen has selected for style and comfort is a play suit with one 
of the new beach coats in black and white linen to wear over it for the occasion 
that demands legs be covered. The suit is of white sharkskin with pearl buttons 
[Continued on page 42] 

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Karen is comfortably and smartly 
attired in a two-piece suit of white 
knitted wool. She will be seen next 
in the Emanuel Cohen production 
Happiness Preferred 




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postmark of its own, and a place in the 
postal guide, and on maps and in gaz- 
eteers. It had a history, and a purpose 
in being. And if it hadn't been for lack 
of one essential need, it might have had 
all these things yet, even as does Beverly 
Hills, its very near neighbor, the home 
of so many of its cinema stars. It might 
actually have been the cinema capital 
in truth, instead of being only the fictional 
one. 

But because of that need — water — ob- 
tainable no other way, when the need 
was dire, Hollywood permitted the octo- 
pus of Los Angeles to extend its tentacles 
northwest and embrace it. That was 
years ago. Ergo, ever since, Hollywood 
has been only that state of mind inade- 
quately defined herein. Perhaps, with 
its world-fame, Hollywood is now sorry 
that it ever listened to the siren song of 
its big neighbor. Possibly it wishes that 
it had not sold its unknown birthright 
for a mess of municipal pottage, as it 
were, but had borne the ills it wotted of. 
and not sought a bourne from which 
there was no returning — sought death for 
its own self in the Nirvana of municipal 
gargantuan greatness. Who can say, since 
now Hollywood has no voice of its own 
anyhow, and is dumb civically, even if 
vocally it talks to the world? 

What of Early Hollywood? 

What, then, of that other— that real 
Hollywood of long ago? What was it 
like? Why did it eliminate itself? Would 
it have been better off had it maintained 
its individuality? 

Or would it have been for all time just 
another small town fringed on the skirts 
of Our Lady of the Angels — struggling, 
fighting, copying; basking in the shadow 
of greatness that it might share only 
vicariously? 

Let's lift the curtains of the past and 
glimpse the Hollywood of three decades 
or so ago, before the glory (or blight) 
of the cinema gave it a fame yet stole 
its body and soul after it had civically 
died anyhow, of its own volition. 

Hollywood was founded as a residen- 
tial settlement of small ranches about 
1887, by one H. H. Wilcox and his wife. 




Here is An air view of Hollywood's teeming 
center. Cahuenga Boulevard bisects the view 
from left to right, with Hollywood Boulevard 
and Vine Street in the very center of the tall 
buildings. This lone in 1901, is shown below 

because they liked the beauty of its lie, 
and the sweep of country down from 
Cahuenga Pass to the valley below. It 
grew very slowly. There was no reason for 
its being save the loveliness of its site and 
surroundings, and the desire of some few 
folk for a quiet home place near enough 
to the — then minor metropolis for fairly 
easy access in those horse and buggy days. 
Its original, tenuous boundaries enclosed 
about 4% square miles of land. 

There was much country between the 
new community and the city — miles of 
it. Another settlement, Colegrove, also 
intervened. Ever hear of that place? Yet, 
there, a few big studios still flourish, in- 
stead of in Hollywood itself — the last of 
the original crop, as it might be said. 

From its day of birth till 1903, Holly- 
wood was without form, and void. In 
that era, most of Southern California was 
strictly rural. But after the turn of the 
century, the land began to fill up, and 
definite governmental units became ad- 
visable. So Hollywood became a city all 
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I Continued from nnffre thirty-nine I 




Karen wears this play suit of white sharkskin 
topped by a form-fitting coat of black and white 
print linen for protection from sun and wind 



Equally as smart for resort or home wear is 
this ribbed wool slack outfit in navy blue. 
The short sleeve blouse is striped in white 

down the front of the blouse and on the 
pockets of the short trousers. The turn 
down collar is neatly stitched and well 
tailored. 

The coat is fitted at the waist with wide 
gores at the bottom. It is held in at the 
waist with one huge white pearl button. 
The short sleeves are shirred into the 
shoulder line to give freedom. 

Other clothes pictured offer the same 
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those described. Pattern after this charm- 
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to good taste and revel in the fun of being 
comfortable. 

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An item of fashion interest, particularly 
for the girls who plan marriage this year, 
is that in this day and age of platinum and 
diamonds Karen wears an old fashioned 
wedding ring of gold, very wide. Mr. 
Vidor has the mate which he always wears. 
He recently gave her a solid gold bracelet 
and choker made of huge links to go with 
the ring. 



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TOPPER'S FILM REVIEWS 

HIS HONEST FACE TELLS THE STORY 



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CAMILLE— (M-G-M)— The grand, 
old tear-welling favorite of several gen- 
erations is resuscitated in its 
^* most imposing form to garner 

\m^ more tribute of feminine 

f^^L tears — possibly a few of the 

y /~V) less-hardened male film fans 

[©>/ — with the glamorous aid of 

*1 Greta Garbo and Robert 

Taylor. That this outmoded 
museum piece of sentimentality would 
draw by its story merits is doubtful, but 
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Taylor combination it promises to be 
irresistible. 

Several times Garbo's performance rises 
to emotional power and expressiveness 
above anything she has done before. The 
death scene is grimly stark, yet not sordid 
in the old tradition. Garbo has changed 
her appearance oddly. She smiles often, 
and except for her voice she is almost 
a new Garbo. Taylor, as Armand, will 
warmly please his many admirers. He is 
a manly, handsome and ardent lover. 
Some of the love scenes are of high tem- 
perature. Lionel Barrymore, when he 
pleads with Camille to give up his son. 
offers a particularly moving performance. 
Henry Daniell is distinguished as the 
ruthlessly possessive baron. Lenore Ulric 




Lily Pons, Gene Raymond and Jack Oakie seen 
in a sequence of That Girl From Porh, in which 
the dark-eyed diva is starred with Raymond in 
the romantic spot opposite and the inimitable 
Oakie providing comedy 

as Camille's red-light rival, and Jessie 
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GOD'S COUNTRY AND THE WOMAN 

— (Warners) — Done in Technicolor and 
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Northwest, this James Oliver 
Curwood story that last was 
filmed in 1916, comes to life 
in a fashion that is best de- 
scribed as gorgeous. George 
Brent heads the cast and gives 
a two-fisted performance. 
There is battle in the air every minute, 
the strife originating between Beverly 
Roberts, who inherited the Barton lum- 
bering operations from her father, and the 
rival Russet camp, jointly owned by Brent 
and his brother, played by Robert Barrat. 
Brent is the brash, playboy brother, who 
is shipped to camp to cure him of worth- 
lessness. He gets into the rival camp and 
can't get out. While masquerading he 
falls in love with Beverly Roberts, and 
when he is unmasked, she turns against 
him. Later he finds that his brother is 
barring Miss Roberts' logs from coming 
down the tidewater, in fact, has caused a 
jam by derailing a logging train into the 
raging torrent. Brent hurries to the jam 
site, stirs a hand-to-hand battle between 
lumberjacks of the rival camps, and then, 
at the risk of his life, dynamites the log 
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BELOVED ENEMY— (Goldwyn) — A 
story of Irish rebellion at its most feverish 
tempo. Brian Aherne, secret 
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cious as to confess his real name. Henry 
Stephenson, a British peer is sent to Ire- 
land, accompanied by his daughter, Merle 
Oberon, to survey the situation for the 
British cabinet. She meets Aherne and a 
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THAT GIRL FROM PARIS— (RKO) — 
Fine blending of singing and comedy, in 
which Lily Pons soars to new 
heights as a screen celebrity. 
The story is the same as 
Street Girl, one of the first 
talkers to be made by RKO 
and with Betty Compson in 
the role now essayed by Miss 
Pons. Jack Oakie strolls away 
with the comedy honors, much the same 
as he did when he appeared in the earlier 
version, which was far less musical. Gene 
Raymond is believably sincere as the ro- 
mantic band leader, giving one of his best 
performances to date, while Herman Bing 
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ning away from a loveless marriage. She 
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band leader, and his three companions. 
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tion agents. They escape, win a roadhouse 
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BLACK LEGION— (Warners)— Stark 
melodrama built around the horrifying 
activities of Michigan's ter- 
ror band, albeit, no commu- 
nity is named, yet the title 
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sensation of early 1936. 
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Robert Taylor's promise of devotion to Greta 
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Symbolic of Goc/'s Country and the Woman is 
this picturesque shot of Beverly Roberts against 
a background of Mount Rainier, a Washington 
lake and towering conifers of the Northwest 

Motivated by a desire to rid Americans of 
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and his fellow machine shop workers join 
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seems to demand. 

Family devotion withers under the all- 
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little son, Dickie Jones, are poor but happy 
until Bogart joins the legion. This love fal- 
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his erstwhile pal, played by Dick Foran 
is shot down by the black menace; Bogart 
is captured, forced into perjury to save 
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the stand and his confession sends a score 
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STOLEN HOLIDAY— (Warners)— Dip- 
ping into the Stavsky pawnshop scandal 
for plot, Stolen Holiday tells 
the love story of Kay Francis 
first as a model and later as 
owner of a swank Parisian 
modiste's shop, and Claude 
Rains, a modern Ponzi, who 
first befriends Miss Francis, 
then sets her up in business, 
and then, when arrest threatens, attempts 
to hide behind her respectability. She is 
forced into a marriage with Rains after 
she has become enmeshed in a romance 
with an Englishman she meets while at 
Geneva on a "stolen holiday." Even the 
marriage fails to save Rains, and he goes 
into seclusion to escape arrest. Kay de- 
cides she owes him something, goes to him, 
is trailed by the law, and when Rains 
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about his decision with reference to their 
marriage, but really because he has seen 
his hideout surrounded) he is shot down. 
Kay is forced to seal her lips and let the 
law call it a suicide. 

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lift him farther up the ladder of renown. 
Ian Hunter as the other half of the "stolen 
holiday" is convincing, and admirable sup- 
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Alexander D'Arcy and Frank Reicher. 

THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS— 

(RKO) — An artistic successor to The In- 
former, discriminating pic- 
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rebels and his devotion to the cause tears 
him from Miss Stanwyck, the wife whose 
selfish love and mounting fears inspire her 
hysterical battle to keep him out of fight- 
ing. It is the age old struggle between 
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Stark melodrama that runs through every toot of 
Black Legion Is exemplified In this scene in 
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Dick Foran, is dead. Charles Hallon unmasks 
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her that the rebellion must go on. Una 
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GREEN LIGHT— (Cosmopolitan) — 
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TO THESE, TOPPER WAVES 
HIS HAT: 

Romeo and Juliet — (M-G-M) — Shakes- 
peare's most famous bit of hack writing, 
superbly improved by the presence of 
Norma Shearer and great cast. 

Dodsworth — (Goldwyn) — You'll rave 
about this one. Walter Huston grabs top 
honors, closely followed by Mary Astor, 
Ruth Chatterton. 



Come and Get It — (Goldwyn) — Edward 
Arnold, Frances Farmer, Joel McCrea and 
Walter Brennan. Dynamic, satisfying 
drama. 



Winterset — (RKO) — Burgess Meredith, 
Eduardo Ciannelli, Edward Ellis, Paul 
Guilfoyle, Maurice Moscovitch and Margo. 
Gripping drama exceptionally done. 

The Plainsman — (Paramount) — Gary 
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GOOD ENTERTAINMENT 

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Paradox in Personality! 

(Continued from page thirty) 



Being intelligently unconventional, she 
feels, "Why shouldn't I do the things I 
want to do? It's my life, isn't it? 

"For example," she says, "I get great 
pleasure in making noise. I sometimes 
scream just to listen to my screams." Have 
you ever heard a person, probably your 
best girl, say "Oh, I could just scream"? 
Instead of saying that, Doris up and does it. 

She dates her screaming from the time 
it saved her life. Doris is one of those 
bold Irish characters who can't pass up a 
dare. She always plunges into the adven- 
turous and thrilling for the sheer wallop 
of it When she was a kid of four years, 
another neighborhood breadsnatcher 
dared her to eat a fire-works sulphur 
snake. She ate it, and the shrieks im- 
mediately following were shrill enough to 
summon a doctor in time to pump out her 
stomach and save her life. 

To show what kind of a girl Doris really 
is, we must hear how she achieved star- 
dom. She didn't waltz gently into the 
endearing arms of fame. Only a year ago 
she had made one unsuccessful invasion 
of Hollywood and had to drive her mother 
and her dog back to New York City in a 
puddle-jumper of ancient vintage. She 
had on a blouse and a pair of slacks at the 
time of that inglorious departure, when 
she determined she would never again 
enter the movie capital until stage success 
led movie moguls to demand her. 

She had come to Hollywood on a six- 
months contract with the former Fox 
studios, made after her performance in 
the stage play, His Majesty, Christopher 
Bean, shortly after her graduation from a 
New York high school in 1933. During 
that half-year she had the opportunity to 
do absolutely nothing in pictures. 

Stage Work Wins 

She did one thing for herself, though. 
As the feminine lead in Daughter of Cain 
at a small Hollywood community play- 
house she attracted the eye of Al H. 
Woods, New York stage producer, who 
told her that if she would come to him in 
New York she could have a part in The 
Night of January 16th. 

After her flivver hegira back to the big 
city this unspoiled young beauty won the 
lead in January 16th, going over with such 
a wow that every studio in Hollywood 
began clamoring for her. The lure of the 
cinema proved too much even for her 
memory of the six months of floundering, 
so she came back to Hollywood, and this 
time to stardom. 

A place in the film constellation has not 
inflated Doris' head to a balloon-like 
status. Far from it. The studios have 
doubles for all big stars, to do dangerous 
assignments and avoid possible injury or 
even inconvenience to the big names. In 
the super-musical extravaganza Top of 
the Town there is a scene where Doris' 
stand-in was ordered to make a forty-five 
foot leap from a fire-ravaged building into 
a net held by Hugh Herbert, Gregory 
Ratoff, Henry Armetta and George 
Murphy. 

Would this glamorous Hollywood star 
stand aside and treat someone else to such 
a special thrill? Not on your life! The 
director and the technicians pleaded. They 
stormed. They threatened. Doris held 
firm and declared she would do it, or else. 

With the comedians who held the net 




Surfboard time at the beach. Here Doris 
Nolan, who mixes plenty of exercise with her 
histrionics, is contemplating a dip in the sea 

for the scene shuddering in fear, she 
calmly made the leap. The director in- 
formed her she would have to do it half a 
dozen times to make a perfect shot. 
"O. K.," she said, and did it half a dozen 
times. 

This is just like Doris, a young lady who 
is as natural as a wild tree or a wave 
rolling in from the sea. She would rather 
go to a boxing match than to one of Holly- 
wood's elaborate parties. Perhaps her 
favorite diversion is to sit home and read 
a good book, "to improve my mind," she 
says. 

Part of this realness in Doris takes ex- 
pression in her Irish temper. "I can re- 
member one terribly funny incident," she 
relates, then laughs and laughs. "During 
a play in which I was acting there was a 
publicity man who constantly bothered 
me to pose for 'gag shots.' Finally, bull- 
dog tenacity and all, he sought me in my 
dressing room. I lost no time seizing the 
chair I had been sitting in and hurling it 
at him." Her eyes twinkle as she adds. 
"He bothered me no more." 

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whatever antics my rage inspired," she 
smiles. 

Getting Doris out to a formal gathering 
is a real accomplishment. Even when she 
goes, she refuses to stiffen. Her feeling 
about conceited persons who are always 
"putting on the dog" is quite strong. 
"Maybe I better not say the word, though," 
she says. 

As a girl she used to put on her brother's 
dirtiest sweater and go bicycling. Now 
this has grown into her beloved sport of 
horseback riding. She leans back on her 
hands, shakes her blonde tresses and looks 
at the tree tops as she says, "Riding is to 
me the most glorious fun in the world." 
Another sport she prefers to Hollywood's 
famous parties is just lazily lounging. 

Have you ever played Hell? It is Doris 
Nolan's favorite game. In case you don't 
know, it is a form of double solitaire. Doris 
prefers it because "it's called Hell even in 
polite circles and you can scream your 
lungs out when you play it. That's some- 
thing." 

Doris has a delightful hobby which 
sometimes puts her on the spot. She in- 
variably bursts out singing Christmas 
carols, many of which she makes up while 
warbling. She has sold more than a 
hundred poems and songs, and has also 
written numerous essays and short pieces 
to express her thoughts on people and 
things. Her weakness for Christmas carols 
she ascribes to sentimentality. 

Once in New York she waltzed down 
Broadway singing one of her own favorite 
Christmas carols to herself. A crowd as- 
sembled when a policeman stopped her. 
She protested her right to sing what and 
where she wanted to. 

Promise Wins Reprieve 

The law's minion let her go on her 
promise to refrain from further carolings. 
"That was the first time in my life I was 
repressed," she states. 

What about the marital intentions of 
this luminous beauty who has Holly- 
wood's masculine eyes blazing? "Not for 
five years," she insists, stating that she 
will try hard to build a career before she 
considers wedlock. 

"Furthermore, no man could live with 
me." At this she whoops her loudest 
laugh. But she means it, for before 
making such an alliance she intends to get 
her diploma from the School of Experi- 
ence. While she is studying in that, the 
only college she would consider, she seeks 
men for their intelligence and ability to 
carry a fascinating conversation rather 
than for their good looks or their romantic 
possibilities. 

"Of course, if I met the man," she stated 
in answer to a question, "I would forget 
these ideas and do what any other woman 
would." Even in that case she does not 
intend to drop her career. A life of per- 
sonal accomplishment, to her, need not be 
cut short by wedlock. 

Only a superior man, stronger and more 
dominant than she, will be able to win the 
hand whose backing in beauty and class 
has caused many Hollywood masculine 
hearts to surge more vigorously. "But if 
he tried to repress or unreasonably dom- 
inate me," she asserted, kiddingly, lapsing 
into slang, "I'd sock him on the puss." 

Watch Doris Nolan. She is Irish and 
high-tempered and will say what she 
thinks when she thinks it. A hard worker, 
she is determined to succeed because she 
loves the motion picture art. She can be 
glamorous, musical, tragic or funny before 
the camera. Those who know in Holly- 
wood will tell you that although la Nolan 
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Hollywood is Just a 
State of Mind! 

(Continued from pace forty) 



to itself. That was when its area was 
fixed and bounded. 

It wasn't much of a place. It had about 
700 inhabitants, all told, and the vote 
on incorporation was 88 to 78. It was 
pretty well isolated. One or two rambling 
roads connected it with the city. 

The new town's main stem was not 
called Hollywood Boulevard then; it was 
Prospect Avenue. It was unpaved; in 
summer it was oiled to keep down the 
profuse dust, and in winter it was a quag- 
mire. Sunset, lined with over-arching 
pepper trees, was a slumbrous residence 
street a few blocks south. On the avenue 
were some spacious residences — those of 
Whitley, Wilcox, Beveridge, Hurd, Bart- 
lett, being most notable. The Stern 
orange grove had a good home in it; part 
of the grove still lives as a memorial to 
its founder. A few small stores catered 
to local trade in primitive fashion; sev- 
eral diminutive churches administered 
to the communal spiritual welfare and 
the town was very proud of its sole high 
school, one two-story building. 

There wasn't a theatre in the place, nor 
a club nor a saloon. One hotel — The 
Hollywood — the east end only of that very 
prominent hostelry now so central — 
served all the needs of the wayfarer, and 
at that was mostly given over to family 
life. Now and then were decorous dances 
there, and on some Sunday evenings, 
Carrie Jacobs Bond, then unknown to 
much fame, played and sang her homey 
songs in the lobby for the entertainment 
of the guests. Folks rose early, for the 
trip to business in the city was long and 
arduous, and .they retired early, for there 
was little else to do. 

As early-day residents or visitors 
trekked back to homes or inn, they always 
stopped at the front door, took down the 
inevitable feather duster that was hang- 
ing at the knob, and carefully dusted 
off their shoes before they stepped over 
the sill! It was an old Hollywood cus- 
tom — not to say an odd one. But very 
saving on carpets. 

A slow-going community? It was — but 
a very prosperous one. One of the big 
citrus centers of the Southland; that and 
market gardening were the almost ex- 
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hills. These very industries were the in- 
herent cause of Hollywood's elimination 
as a city, however, and the greater they 
became, the more inevitable the doom 
they faced. 

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of water, and so does the raising of garden 
truck. Also, the more householders, the 
greater the requirements in the same 
field. As Hollywood's production rose, 
and as population grew, and the long, 
hot summers made still heavier demands 
upon the rather primitive water supply 
available at best, it became increasingly 
inevitable that provision be made for 
added water, or the town would perish. 

Los Angeles generously offered to 
share its wealth with its neighbors. But 
only on condition that they amalgamate 
with it. Otherwise, stay out and dry up. 

Hollywood listened to the Lorelei song; 
heeded the call to "come on in; the water's 
fine," and in 1910, leaped from freedom 
and a brief municipal existence of seven 
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child ever since. She went wet, in other 
words, and she went out of civic existence 
at the same time. 

But not out of mind — or vocabulary. 
The populace still used the old familiar 
name to designate the locality that origi- 
nally bore it. The trolleys carried it on 
their signs — and still do. The boulevard 
adopted it, instead of Prospect. The 
former townsite and much contiguous 
territory clung to the mellifluous and 
well liked name, and does so till this day. 
But it has no official, civic or legal status 
whatever, and hasn't had since 1910. 

Now, it is generally believed that Los 
Angeles absorbed Hollywood as the result 
of the latter becoming the cinema cen- 
ter. This is all wrong. Not a movie had 
ever been made in Hollywood during all 
its official Life, but the big city had had 
studios for years. Los Angeles was the 
capital of the movies in real fact, and 
seemed destined forever to be so. 

Perhaps, however, the metropolis did 
not sufficiently appreciate the cinema. 
Too many could not see what value there 
was to a community in an industry that 
was simply making shadow shapes flit 
by on a canvas in a nickelodeon. It was 
all so childish; so puerile. The participants 
in the filming were only tolerated; the 
old gag about the boarding house sign: 
"No dogs or actors wanted" was far more 
truth than fiction. The city was zoned, 
and only in certain out of the way sec- 
tions could the huge but hideous studios 
rear their ugly heads. Hospitality toward 
them and all their ilk was nil, and hos- 
tility was usual. 

So it was that in 1911, when the Horsley 
brothers were enroute to the coast to 
establish their own plant, they learned 
from a fellow traveler that irf what had 
been Hollywood was a virgin field — about 
the only one left — for their purpose. Di- 
rectly from their train they drove out 
there, looked over the land, liked it. So 
they established Hollywood's first movie 
studio, in the old Blondeau tavern and 
stable at Sunset Boulevard and Gower 
Streets. They rented it; they were offered 
the entire block for $1.25 a front foot, 
but had been warned by others to "beware 
of Los Angeles land slickers," and they 
didn't purchase! 

That, good people, was the beginning of 
the cinema industry in Hollywood. Only, 
it was no longer the town of Hollywood; 
that died the year the movies came to it. 

Now in actuality the main factors of the 
picture industry no longer are to be found 
within the erstwhile "capital" or its origi- 
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former headquarters still stand, gaunt and 
vacant; still others make up "poverty 
row;" mechanical and technical plants and 
costume and wardrobe housings. But as 
a picture producing center, what was so 
briefly actually Hollywood has faded al- 
most from import. Just to keep the record 
clear: No movie was ever made in the 
town of Hollywood, for it was part of Los 
Angeles before the first studio came to it. 

So— There is no such place as Holly- 
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boundaries, form nor substance. Con- 
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coupling them with Hollywood? 

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June Home (right) daughter of Cleo Ridgeley, 
who 20 years ago rode a horse across the con- 
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to embark on a plane trip to key cities of 
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Stickler for Realism 

Dear Editor: 

Swing Time was a sensation, but I have on 
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Dear Editor: 

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for a change? It seems too unreal to see her, pic- 
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(Continued from pmre twenty-nine) 



the social activities of Fred's friends. In- 
stead of trying to change Fred's life to fit 
her own, she learned to follow the dictates 
of the erratic, ever-changing scheme of a 
motion picture actor's life. 

Fred doesn't care for big parties or 
public social affairs. So the Astaires live 
quietly in their lovely Beverly Hills home, 
entertaining and being entertained by a 
small circle of close and congenial friends. 
Fred enjoys tennis matches and football 
games, so Phyllis goes with him and enjoys 
them too. Only rarely does she visit the 
studio and never does she try to interfere 
in Fred's work. That's his job. Hers is to 
look after their home and to take care of 
their two children. 

Follows Fixed Plans 

True Foster follows a similar plan and 
it has worked beautifully for ten years. 
She and Preston Foster were childhood 
sweethearts. After they were married 
they embarked on the great adventure in 
New York with exactly fifty dollars in 
their financial fund. True worked side- 
by-side with Preston, helping him to build 
a career, first on the stage and then in 
pictures. 

Marcelite Boles is another non-profes- 
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husband and his career. She and John 
were married when he was beginning his 
professional life. She has worked and 
schemed to advance his career, always 
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She has built her entire life around John 
and their home and their two daughters. 

Winifred Bryson Baxter was a well- 
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Warner. Soon after the wedding she gave 
up her own career to become the silent 
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success. She is literally and truly his 
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pends upon her clear perspective and her 
excellent judgment, born of her own years 
of experience. During the making of a 
Baxter picture, Warner and Winifred work 
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Florence Eldridge believes one career in a 
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Here are Joel McCrea and Frances Dee at 
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sook the screen to live on a ranch and rear 
a family, but she may stage a comeback if 
it doesn't interfere with marital happiness 

join Warner on one of the between-picture 
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• Rita Beery, the beautiful blonde wife 
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terest in life is Paul's work. When he is 
preparing for a role in a picture, Paul 
thinks, dreams, talks and studies the 
character for weeks. And Bella thinks, 
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Before he began work in Louis Pasteur, 
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the colored slides. A German waiter in a 
restaurant came up to him and said, "Mr. 
Grauman, that fat fella has a great bari- 
tone voice." He was Roscoe Arbuckle, 
noted in the Santa Clara county seat for 
his exploit of carrying 12 mugs of beer in 
one hand. 

Arbuckle was told, "bring your music 
to my theatre." Sid gave him a job 
singing songs illustrated with colored 
slides, paying him $1 per night plus tips 
and dinner at the beer hall. After watching 
Fatty Arbuckle eat once, the master show- 
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came to the fore. 

He made a deal with the owner of a 
Greek restaurant whereby Arbuckle 
would be treated to a free dinner in the 
eatery's show-window. A sign there would 
advertise "see him at Grauman's Unique 
theatre tonight." The Arbuckle gastro- 
nomical capacity was banked upon to give 
the Greek his share of advertisement. 

It was a bonanza both for Sid and the 
restauranteur. Crowds jammed in front 
of the cafe to watch this Gargantua devour 
his huge meals. Unable to get standing 
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the interior and made the Greek proprietor 
rich. Arbuckle's fame spread like the 
wind and the San Jose show-house was 
stampeded at night for a view of this 
human colossus with a dinosaur's appe- 
tite. His singing was good too. 

Some years later Joseph Schenck was 
paying the corpulent comedian $5,000 
weekly to make the film world laugh. 

Having already started many future 
Hollywood stars rolling on their constella- 
tion careers, Grauman was interested in 
this center of a rising industry, the future 
of which he was far-sighted enough to see. 

The young showman boarded the band- 
wagon of destiny and took a troupe of 
one hundred to Los Angeles to present his 
opus, Midnight on the Ba.rba.ry Coast. 
Twenty years ago, financially backed by 
his father, he designed and opened the 
then elaborate Grauman's Million Dollar 
Theatre. All the wise guys pooh-ed that 
the venture would flop. 

Here Grauman initiated a practice which 
has solidified the careers of many popular 
favorites. Sid sponsored the first personal 
appearances, bringing out the vita.1 im- 
portance and far-ranging effect of directly 
introducing to theatre fans performers 
whose antics on the silver sheet induced 
such thrills and emotional reactions. 

When Sid and his father had been enter- 
taining in San Francisco one of their acts 
was by the woman later to be Mrs. Frank 
Borzage teamed with a Lillian Golliver. 
One day in the lobby of the Million Dollar 
Grauman met this Lillian Golliver again. 
She had married and her little family was 
now down-and-out. With her was her 
little waif, Jackie Coogan. 

Sir Sid patted the four-year-old and 
asked, "What can he do?" 

"Do The Shooting of Dan McCrew for 
Mr. Grauman," requested the mother. 

He did it so perfectly that Grauman and 
his mother were lost in the rapture of his 
performance. Next he did Kid's Last Fight. 
They were so engrossed that when the 
little act was finished Jackie, his mother, 
. and his discoverer were astounded at a 
huge crowd which was now applauding 
thunderously. 

Believing the youngster sensational, Sir 
Sid lost no time taking him to the lobby 



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of the Alexandria Hotel to see Charlie 
Chaplin. His antics drew a huge mass of 
spectators. Commenting on the crowd, 
Grauman hazarded, "the kid's great." 

Chaplin immediately followed: "The 
Kid! That will be my next picture's title. 
I'll use little Coogan." 

It was at his Egyptian and Chinese 
theatres in Hollywood that Sid Grauman 
brought his prologues to their highest 
pitch. For The Ten Commandments he 
staged The Last Supper. Two full-sized 
locomotives were brought to the center of 
the stage under full steam for The Iro?i 
Horse. 

His most spectacular was undoubtedly 
The Covered Wagon, for which he brought 
100 Arapahoe and Shoshone Indians to 
Hollywood. When they expressed a desire 
to live out in the open he built them an 
Indian village in the outskirts of Holly- 
wood. 

To bolster this he decided to stage an 
Indian wedding. Borrowing Hoot Gibson's 
$25,000 horse, he got Marion Davies to 
present it to the groom. But after the 
event he could not wrest the equine from 
the redskin. Sid explained it was merely 
a publicity stunt. The Indian resolutely 
replied, "me want horse." 

It cost Grauman $250 to placate the 
Indian. 

Grauman, who discovered so many 
stars, is and has been an intimate friend 
of Hollywood's outstanding stars and pro- 
ducers. Among the hands and footprints 
stamped for posterity in the concrete fore- 
court of the palatial Chinese Theatre 
are those of Mary Pickford, Douglas 
Fairbanks, Norma Talmadge, Norma 
Shearer, Bill Hart, Harold Lloyd, Tom 
Mix, Pola Negri, Gloria Swanson, 
Constance Talmadge, Janet Gaynor, 
Marion Davies, Bebe Daniels, Ann 
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Marlene Dietrich, Jackie Cooper, Jeanette 
MacDonald, Maurice Chevalier, the Marx 
Brothers, Wallace Beery, Marie Dressier, 
Shirley Temple, Myrna Loy and William 
Powell. 

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light; the fleeting glory and the sting of 
oblivion. To him the master's hand and 
the touch of genius, the creative twist 
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formance and I was frantic. We had no 
understudy and there were no actresses 
in the town whom I could call upon. Then 
suddenly it occurred to me that Lillian 
could play it. Of course, she hit the ceil- 
ing when I told her — she was scared to 
death and she kept on saying, 'Please, May, 
I'll do anything in the world for you but 
don't ask me to act! I couldn't! I know 
I couldn't! I'll faint!' But she didn't faint 
and she didn't have stage fright. I coached 
her all afternoon and that night she went 
on and was a success. She was so good 
in the part that she continued in it until 
the end of the run. After that I wouldn't 
take a part in any play that didn't have a 
part in if for her. But how loyal she was! 
I used to beg her to make acting her main 
career and to give up this other work that 
she was doing for me. But she wouldn't 
hear of it. She said her job with me came 
first. And I guess it does to this day. She 
could do many more parts in pictures now. 
except that she won't accept one unless 
she's sure that I won't need her." 

And since loyalty is only as great as the 
person who inspires it . . . now you may 
better understand the kind of person May 
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Named By Program Error 

But not only does she personally win 
every one who comes into close contact 
with her — for audiences too, she has al- 
ways had that same kind of magnet- 
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and screen. Her career began in the sum- 
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but her first part was unimportant, so 
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working here!' When he discovered that 
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women. 

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for years she went from one success to 
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scrap book ... 22 volumes in all, so you 
can imagine that there were quite a num- 
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Her real movie debut came years later 
of course. She appeared in many early 
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the careers of everyone connected with it. 
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rapidly to fame. 

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changed. While other girls were thinking 
of party dresses and parties, of dates with 
good-looking, young high school lads, 
Frances was too busy reading to be dis- 
turbed. That was during the depression, 
if you will remember that we had such 
a thing a few years back. It was a great 
time for one with a socially inclined mind 
to get a start in the art of thinking. The 
newspapers were full of distressing news, 
every block in every city had its own 
story of poverty and privation, joblessness 
was the order of the day. Only a few years 
before there had been such happiness. 
There were no sheriffs putting people out 
of houses. The newspapers carried only 
good news. The jobless man was un- 
known. A person capable of deep think- 
ing, even a very young person, couldn't 
help but notice the difference. 

Earns 'Kay Through School 

By this time Frances Farmer was start- 
ing her college career at the University of 
Washington. . She wanted to help, so she 
earned her way through school. Working 
at different jobs, she still had time to keep 
up with the trend of current events. She 
still could burn the midnight oil over the 
books on sociology and correlated works 
on history and economics. She could find 
time for all this, but there was no time 
for sorority invitations, for the frivolous 
parties that are a part and parcel of al- 
most every college career. 

Just when Frances decided to become an 
actress is not clear. Such decisions are 
not usually of the minute variety. They 
are the kind that start with a very small 
seed and grow slowly, usually over a long 
period of years. Yet, when she entered 
the University of Washington, she knew 
in her own mind that she would be an 
actress. Not a movie actress! Such a 
thing was farthest from her mind. She 
could think only of a life on the legitimate 
stage, with great portrayals that would 
live down through time, as the portrayals 
of Bernhardt, Duse, and other great artists 
have lived. She knew this would take 
study. Yet it fitted so well into the things 
she liked to read. The drama was so closely 
allied to life itself, and life in that day 
was one great big drama. 

The Farmer girl worked in a cafe. She 
ushered in a theatre. She tutored less 
diligent students. She coached student 
players in dramatic work. She acted in 
unimportant radio plays on small stations. 
And, as if this were not enough, she got 
her own practical experience taking part 
in the campus Little Theatre productions. 

Problem Quickly Solved 

What to do after graduation was a prob- 
lem that was quickly solved. Frances was 
dead set on getting to New York to em- 
bark upon her stage career. Her family 
was just as dead set against such a move. 
They gave her neither encouragement nor 
help, feeling that it would be best for her 
to stay close to the family fireside in 
Seattle. 

Like many young college students of 
the day. Frances read the radical news- 
papers. Somehow they are almost in- 
variably found on a campus. One such 
Seattle paper was conducting an essay 
contest to determine the- Most Marriage- 




Frances Farmer and her mother, Mrs. Lillian V. 
Farmer, who came to Hollywood to see her 
daughter after the former had climbed from 
a young college graduate to film renown all 
in a few months of activity before the camera 

able Girl in the Slate oj Washington. The 
prize was a trip to Moscow, with all ex- 
penses paid. With little effort, Frances 
Farmer won the contest and with the 
transportation tickets and her incidental 
expense money in her purse, she told her 
family that she was leaving. There were 
plenty of misgivings. The departure wasn't 
a particularly happy one. The family, in 
short, did not approve. Frances went any- 
how. 

Speaks of Scoffers 

"There are always the scoffers," Frances 
smiles in remembrance of her departure 
from the home town. "Not only my 
parents and an aunt of mine, but some 
other people in Seattle tried to steer me 
from taking a singing job in a string of 
Seattle cafes, and when I left Seattle to take 
advantage of an opportunity to see Europe, 
they fought against that too." 

The trip to Moscow was really a stepping 
stone on the road to New York and Holly- 
wood. It was a devious route, to be sure, 
but New York was the place she most 
wanted to be and if she had to go there 
via Russia and the other countries of 
Europe, that was okay, too. Also, this trip 
would give her a chance to study the Rus- 
sian theatre, then so much under discus- 
sion, and to look into the progress of 
drama in the older countries across the 
ocean. Yet,' as the trains of Europe plunged 
her from one country to another, her mind 
was always busy with thoughts of the op- 
portunities awaiting her on Broadway. 

The principal reason that Frances 
Farmer is in pictures today is that she 
made no secret of her stage ambitions. She 
could talk of her plans by the hour and 
to any audience. That was how, on ship- 
board en route to the United States from 
Europe, she made the acquaintance of 
someone who was fascinated by her de- 
termination. This person was so fasci- 
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pointment for her to meet Shepard Traube, 
the Broadway theatrical producer. 

It just so happened that at that particu- 
lar time there was practically nothing 
doing in legitimate production. But 
Traube, like the shrewd theatrical man he 
is reputed to be, could see in this earnest 
young woman the flair of genius which 
more recently has come to life in a big way 
in Samuel Goldwyn's Come and Get It. 
He saw here not only a very beautiful 
young female, but a woman of fine mental 
caliber, a woman destined to stand out 
from the crowd. And people of such in- 
dividualistic traits and makings are a 
treasure which only a man of great 
theatrical experience can really appre- 
ciate. 

Traube didn't want to see this promising 
young woman go back to Seattle, and pos- 
sibly to oblivion. He wanted to see her do 
something in keeping with her talents. So 
he argued with her about the desirability 
of trying pictures. Frances Farmer didn't 
like that. Her heart was set on the stage. 
Yet with the stage practically deserted 
there was only one thing to do. She fol- 
lowed Traube's advice. 

And, accompanied by the sage theatrical 
producer, she called at the big Paramount 
building on Broadway between Forty- 
third and Forty-fourth streets, the same 
building, incidentally, in which this maga- 
zine has its New York offices. They went 
to the suite which houses the eastern 
talent scouts, those canny gentlemen who 
look hither and yon for faces that have a 
mass appeal, for figures that can intrigue 
the audiences of the world, for voices that 
have that something that other voices do 



not have. This critical audience of ex- 
perts sensed what Traube had sensed. 
They wanted her to take a screen test. 

What would most girls have said to such 
a proposal? Well, Frances Farmer said: 
"No!" Not to be arrogant, you must under- 
stand, but because she felt that she wasn't 
ready. She knew that this was a mo- 
mentous time in her life. She was at a 
crossroads and to make a mistake now 
might ruin the lifetime she had so care- 
fully and so hopefully planned. To miss 
now might be to lose everything. She 
told the talent scouts she would take the 
screen test, but at a future date. 

Then she plunged into what athletes 
describe as a period of intensive training. 
She studied technical angles and dramatic 
portrayal. She brushed up on her diction 
and on other phases of dramatic work. 
When she was ready, she asked for her 
test script. They handed her one of the 
most difficult episodes in The Lake. To 
most people, that would have been a seri- 
ous blow. The Lake is notoriously a very 
hard piece to master. You will remember 
what happened to Katharine Hepburn 
when she risked appearing in it on the 
stage. The whole show flopped and Katy 
rushed back to Hollywood. 

The test made, she twiddled her thumbs 
while the sun rose and set over Manhat- 
tan a number of times. Then, after a month 
of anxious waiting word came. She had 
been accepted. Paramount wanted her 
name on a long term contract. On her 
twenty-first birthday, on September 19, 
1935, to be exact, she signed and started 
for Hollywood, with its magic maze of 
make-believe. 



And now comes a strange part of her 
story. This is the part that reveals some of 
Hollywood's peculiarities and makes you 
wonder just why studios do things as they 
do. Frances Farmer thought, quite natu- 
rally, that she would go right to work. She 
was being paid each week and she wanted 
to earn that money. She's that kind of a 
girl. But for a month she wasn't even 
handed a script. Then somebody else was 
staking a reputation on a film test and she 
was used for that. More tests followed. 
She began to call herself the "test girl." 
But it was beyond being a joke. She was 
really concerned about her future. 

Then came her first real film break. She 
was allowed to make her debut in an un- 
important part in an unimportant picture 
titled Too Many Parents. The unimpor- 
tant part gave the studio big wigs a chance 
to see what she could do and her days of 
inactivity came to a sudden end. She 
grabbed off the lead in Border Flight, then 
plunged headlong into the coveted role 
opposite Bing Crosby as the heroine of 
Rhythm On The Range. 

But it was in Come and Get It that she 
really made the audiences of the world 
Farmer conscious. That picture was mads 
by Goldwyn, who borrowed her from 
Paramount. It isn't likely that she will be 
loaned out for some time to come, because 
Paramount will keep her busy on its own 
pictures. At the moment she is playing 
opposite George Bancroft in a picture 
tentatively titled Doctor's Diary. 

The studios of Hollywood, for reasons 
which are obvious, like to have their 
popular young players stay unmarried as 
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While being coached in Paramount's 
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handsome young fellow named Lief Erik- 
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mantic way by the columnists who record 
such matters. Then came a motor trip to 
Yuma. Arizona, and they were married. 

To say that they lead a quiet life 
wouldn't be telling the truth. Frances, 
when she has hours away from the studio, 
likes to read. As in her younger years, 
she goes in for heavy literature, with a 
heavy leaning towards sociological sub- 
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All is not peaches and cream between 
the studio and Miss Farmer. The studio 
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what they are told. Miss Farmer isn't used 
to being bossed. She absolutely refuses 
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a little perfume back of each ear. Not the 
clear, flower scent you use during the day 
but a shadowy fragrance that is exotic. 
And be careful not to dab powder on your 
nose the last thing. If you've used a skin 
freshener (or an astringent if your skin is 
oily) and powdered well once, you should 
not have to powder again until much later 
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GOOD NEWS! 

Members of the Moviel.ind Tour the 

onnu.il HOLLYWOOD Magazine summer 
pilRrini.TKe lo the movie capita] — have been 
invited this year to inspect the hmous Max 
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of Hollywood. Special souvenirs will be 
given lo members of the parts, and each 
will meet Mr. Factor personally. All ihis 
in addition to the entertainment features 
thai include cocktail parties, a studio 
luncheon, a preview and 8 studio tour. 



Movieland Tours 

(Continued from page thirty-eight] 



During late afternoon a cocktail and 
swimming party will be held at the 
palatial home of James Gleason for mem- 
bers of the first tour personnel, and a 
similar party will be given at Esther Muir's 
home for the second tour group. 

For the evening you will return to the 
Paramount Studios where you will be 
shown what is done to a picture to apply 
the final touches before it is released — you 
will see a studio preview of a major film 
production before it is cut and edited for 
the last time ere it goes out for the screens 
of the world. All this entertainment is 
included in the initial cost of the tour. 

More details will be published in the 
April Hollywood Magazine. We can pub- 
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more complete information write for the 
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Shrine Fezzes 

By Hamm Beall 



Your Hollywood Correspondent not 
long ago, as the photo on this page 
will bear witness, was accorded a 
privilege that probably thousands of femi- 
nine film fans would have sold their 
chances of playing an alto harp in St. 
Peter's Celestial Orchestra to enjoy, 
namely being photographed with Robert 
Taylor right on a set at Metro-Goldwyn- 
Mayer's monumental movie manufactory 
at Culver City, a southwesterly suburb of 
Hollywood. 

It was my first meeting with the reign- 
ing masculine favorite of 1936 and 1937 
despite the fact that thousands of letters 
had reached my desk as managing editor 
of this cinema chronicle, each and every 
epistle exuding enthusiasm over the 
charm and Thespic achievements of the 
young Pomona College graduate, whose 
Armand to Garbo's Camille probably is 
giving even Alexander Dumas a thrill re- 
gardless of the destination to which he was 
delivered by Charon, chief ferryman of 
the River Styx. 

If the reader, the reader's father, hus- 
band, brother or son happens to be a 
Mason, it will be appreciated that when I 
took Judge Clyde I. Webster, of Detroit, 
Imperial Potentate of the Shrine of North 
America to M-G-M, your humble scribe 
was armed with an open sesame of potency 



Corner Bob Taylor On Set! 




Hamm Beall escorts Judge Clyde I. Webster, 

of Detroit, Imperial Potentate of Shrine, to 

M-G-M studios to meet Robert Taylor 

equal to that used to obtain entrance to 
the cave of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. 
"The wife would never forgive me if she 
heard I came to Hollywood and did not 
meet Bob Taylor," the head man of the 
crimson-fezzed nobles whispered in my 
ear as soon as he heard that Jean Harlow 



and Taylor were starting The Man in Pos- 
session, and when Lawrence Cobb, poten- 
tate of Al Malaikah temple, learned that 
Woody Van Dyke was directing the pic- 
ture that Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., made 
famous as a stage play, the Los Angeles 
Shrine chieftain started the party in a bee 
line for Stage 6. Woody received the 
ancient Arabic ritual of the Shrine a few 
months ago and when his potentate ap- 
pears it's just a case of dropping every- 
thing else and concentrating on a certain 
amount of Grade A salaams. 

Woody was most gracious and so was 
Bob, particularly when he found out that 
I, too, was an old Pomona College student, 
if you use the word student advisedly. Of 
course, the fact that I was a Fawcett editor 
did not mitigate against me. 

Jean Harlow was not scheduled for the 
scenes shot that day, but had just paid a 
social visit to the set a few minutes before, 
and Hugh Caldwell, past potentate of Nile 
Temple, Seattle, was rather disappointed. 

Bob was in a swank bathrobe and had 
just been catching the very devil from his 
father and brother for having disgraced 
the British family name by serving a sen- 
tence in an English reformatory. This 
angle, and the fact that later on in the 
story he has a job as a bailiff to take pos- 
session over attached property, particu- 
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It seems that Bob was a Phi Delta Theta 
at the University of Nebraska, but since 
that fraternity had no chapter at Pomona, 
where only locals are now permitted, fol- 
lowing his transfer there he lived in the 
men's dormitory until graduating in 1933. 
We talked to Joel McCrea, another 
Pomona lad, who has gone far in the films. 
Joel, by the way, was most active as a 
Sigma Tau, a frat of which the writer is 
proud to have been a founder member, 
and to which credit has been done by 
Relman Morrin, who pounding a mean 
typewriter, chronicles Hollywood events 
for the Associated Press in the daily papers 
of the nation. 

Knowing the story of The Man in Pos- 
session as well as I do, for when Sid 
Grauman presented Duggie Fairbanks in 
this stage play I happened to be Sir 
Sidney's publicity chief, I wouldn't say it 
would be Bob Taylor's supreme achieve- 
ment, but fans will find their fair-haired 
favorite in a breezy, lovable role that won't 
be hard to take. 

And while we're on the subject of 
Shriners you may be interested to know 
that the biggest shots in the film capital 
wear that scimitar and crescent pin you 
see in lapels so often. 

If Harold Lloyd does not rob a bank or 
take a Hershey chocolate bar away from a 
crying baby in the next two years, that 
four eyed comic and producer will become 
Illustrious Potentate of Al Malaikah 
temple. Al Malaikah is the Arabic 
nomenclature for the 14,000 vermilion 
turbaned nobles congregating in Southern 
California under Potentate Lawrence 
Cobb's leadership. 

Clark Gable and Dick Powell are both 
active members, and those ace producers, 
Louis B. Mayer and Jack L. Warner have 
furnished talent galore in the past to make 
successes of conclaves on the coast. Carl 
Laemmle, Sr., almost passed out when 
riding a rough and rowdy camel in a "hot 
foot'' ceremonial. Tom Mix has always 
been loyal to the order, and there are 
scores of other executives and lesser ex- 
ecutives who take their fun on the "play- 
ground of Freemasonry." 



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Hitting Hollywood On High 

Things I've enjoyed recently: 

Watching the stars watch the races from 
the clubhouse at Hal Roach's Santa Anita 
track. 

The work of Dorothy Lamour in Jungle 
Princess. 

The natural acting of Ray Milland in re- 
cent releases. There's a lad who's going 
places. 

The complimentary comment of usually 
hard-boiled Variety magazine pointing 
out that the Fawcett Screen Publications, 
one of which is Hollywood, are setting a 
new pace in the film magazine field. Thank 
you, Mr. Silverman, Mr. Ungar, Mr. 
McHenry. 

The star nights John Barton Browne is 
staging at the Ambassador's Cocoanut 
Grove. 

The fashion show Sally Martin, our style 
editor, staged for the Associated Apparel 
Manufacturers at the Biltmore Bowl. 

The Fawcett Fizz Jack Marsh, head bar- 
tender for Al Levy's Tavern, created to 
honor our editors and writers. 

Seeing the thrill autograph seekers get 
out of the John Hancocks the stars place 
in their albums as they come out of the 
famous Brown Derby restaurants. 



A romance of the film capital 
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Hollywood 
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Hollywood Beauty Briefs 

( Continued from page twelve) 



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• Glenda Farrell has a new idea about wielding the eyebrow pencil. 
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• A local make-up wizard offers these 
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hadn't occurred to her before. It hap- 
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a night. Twenty-five cents extra for bed 
linen. Luise asked where she was. Only 
a few miles from the Mexican border. An- 
other country! She must see it. There 
was still nearly eight dollars in her purse, 
enough for gas and food. And she had 
washed out her blouse and underthings 
in the washbowl at the auto camp, though 
she had nothing to "make them flat.'' 
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workers skimming scum from the water. 

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chaps?" 

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ing a moment. 

"I would say, my dear chappy, that they 
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sation. He met Miss Crawford emerging 
from her dressing room. 

"Cheerio, Joan," he greeted her. "I saw 
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appeared quite white . . ." 

Montgomery Retorts 

"Oh, yes," came a voice from behind his 
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whites." 

It was Montgomery, still stalking Bruce. 

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frankly that in accepting Lord Ebley's . . . 
Oh, Gosh . . ." 

He had "blown" his line, criticizing him- 
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"Courage, my dear." Powell chided him. 
"Nerves, you know." 

The director moved in to offer some 
fatherly advice: 

"Please, children, don't lose the good 
spirit. The scene is charming. So please 
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Montgomery went back to the be- 
ginning. The scene continued faultlessly 
to the end. They rehearsed it again, and 
then the director called for a "take." 

Make-up artists moved in to dab powder 
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Nigel Bruce, too, had moved out of the 
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Somebody called "Ralph!" 

Run Around for Forbes 

Ralph Forbes scurried around the set, 
attempting to respond to the call, but 
nobody wanted him. 

"By Jove!" he exclaimed. "Three Ralphs 
on this set — it's driving me crazy!" 

"Only two Ralphs," Cameraman Folsey 
corrected him. "We fired one yesterday." 

Bruce, too, was in a dither. 

"Hereafter. I write my own lines. 
They're much funnier." 

"But you have no lines in this scene, 
Nigel," Powell reminded Bruce. 

"I know," Bruce sighed. "That's why 
they're not funny," 

The director looked around the stage at 
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Montgomery and Morgan had settled 
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Joan Crawford had sat herself upon a dais 
to be painted in oils by the portrait artist, 
Azaida Newman. Phyllis Claire and Benita 
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< Continued from page twenty-six) 




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earlier in the month. He and Miss Nagel, 
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Ross Alexander died with the last gray 
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Did the death of his first wife, then, 
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Green Light 

(Continued from page thirty-four) 



required about two months, but long be- 
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paring the novel for screening. 

Dr. Douglas, who left his pulpit In a 
Los Angeles church to spread his sermons 
to a much wider audience through his 
novels, described somewhat casually the 
bitter struggle Dr. Paige and his associate, 
Dr. John Stafford, played by Abel, and 
others before them had waged to develop 
a vaccine that would immunize humans 
against spotted fever. 

In a few words he told of the death and 
desolation left in the wake of the epidemic. 

To photograph those same experiments, 
to picture that same desolation, however, 
was considerably more involved than 
merely describing them. 

To begin with, immediately after pur- 
chasing the novel Warner Brothers put 
research experts to work on it. They 
learned that the old farmhouse where 
thousands of wood-ticks had been dis- 
sected in the fight to control the epidemic, 
still stands on Boone Mountain. 

Reproduced on Ranch 

From these photographs an exact repro- 
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Warner studio ranch at Calabasas. An 
interior was constructed on a sound stage. 

Pictures also were taken at various other 
points of interest in the Bitter Root valley. 
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California scenes photographed in far off 
Montana. 

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Immediately following the announce- 
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Tuffy hitch-hilied to Hollywood to get himself 
a film job. Of course, he had some assistance 
from his sheep herder owner, but with Wally 
Beery in Old Hutch, and in other films, he 
has justified his owner's confidence in his ability 

rewarded by being allowed to chew his 
i ubber mouse which he adores. When the 
scene called for him to be very attentive 
to what Bill Powell had to say, Powell 
put the mouse in his pocket and let Skippy 
know that it was there. And Skippy has 
so much expression in his face that he 
gave the appearance of understanding 
every word Powell said. 

When Skippy is working on a picture, 
Mr. East, or one of his assistant trainers, 
accompanies the dog to the studio. They 
travel in a sedan and drive right up to the 
sound stage. The trainer also acts as a 
pseudo-nursemaid and sees to it that the 
people on the set don't feed Skippy things 
he shouldn't eat, and also that they don't 
make too much fuss over him and tire 
him out. Between scenes Skippy and the 
trainer go out and sit in the sedan. They 
have a radio in the car and Skippy listens 
to the music or takes a little snooze on his 
cushion. 

Henry East has about forty dogs that 
work in pictures. When the dogs are at 
home they live in a long, Spanish-type 
shed. Each dog has a room of his own 
with a bunk for him to sleep on. The 
rooms are air-cooled in summer and 
heated in winter and each room has a full 
length glass door so that the dogs can see 
what is going on outside. Each morning 
the dogs are taken out for exercise and a 
long run. Then they are given breakfast, 
and are combed and brushed so that their 
coats will be nice and shiny. 

Another one of Mr. East's dogs that has 
made a name for himself in pictures is 
Corky. Corky's father was probably a 
traveling man and his mother one of those 
girls who couldn't say no — which makes 
Corky just plain mutt, but a very smart 
one. He will yawn, stretch, sneeze or 
bark, on cue. One of his recent pictures 
was Theodora Goes Wild. In that picture 
there was a scene where Corky accom- 
panied Melvyn Douglas into the house. 
The action called for Douglas to pause on 
the threshold and wipe his feet on the mat. 
The director thought it would be cute to 
have Corky imitate Douglas, and wipe his 
feet. It was a new trick and everybody 
supposed it would require hours to get the 
"take." The company was dismissed for 
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company returned from lunch the scene 
was already shot. They promptly christ- 
ened the dog "One-Take Corky." 

Everyone remembers Strongheart, who 
won international fame by his work in 
silent pictures. His grandson, Lightning, 
is now a dog star. Perhaps his most re- 
markable role was that of an "eye-dog" 
in which he had to lead a blind man. 
Lightning had never worked in one of the 
harnesses used by eye-dogs until he was 
signed up for the picture. Usually it takes 
three or four months to train a dog to lead 
a blind man. Lightning learned in three 
weeks. A special trainer came to Holly- 
wood from the Seeing-Eye School in New 
Jersey where the German shepherd dogs 
are trained for real work with the blind. 
With his assistance, Lightning's master, 
Earl Johnson, taught the dog how to guide 
a blind man through street traffic, to stop 
at curbs, and to turn right or left when 
occasion demanded. It was the first time 
a dog had ever played such a role on the 
screen. 

Dog Has "Stand-In" 

When Lightning gets a call for a picture 
he goes with his master for an "interview" 
with the director. If he is chosen for the 
part, a contract is drawn setting forth his 
salary and the length of time he is to work. 
When his picture work begins, Lightning 
goes to the studio in his own private 
dressing room, a portable dog house on 
wheels, which is loaded on a truck. He is 
accompanied by another German shepherd 
dog called Gary who acts as his "stand-in." 
Gary is used by the cameraman to get his 
focus and lights in position. This saves 
Lightning from getting too tired or too hot 
from exposure under the bright lights. 
When everything is in readiness, Lightning 
steps in and does the scene. 

In private life, Lightning has a beautiful 
mate. Silver Queen, and he is the proud 
father of Lightning, Jr. The puppy has 
already started his kindergarten training, 
in preparation for picture work later 
on. 

Lightning lives at Toluca Lake where 
many of the other movie stars live. His 
kennel is carpeted with cedar shavings 
which make a nice soft bed and also keep 
the fleas away. Naturally, Lightning 
would be considerably embarrassed if he 
had to stop in the middle of a scene and 
scratch because of a flea. 

Hollywood is famous for its Cinderella 
stories but there is none more delightful 
than the story of Kiwi, a canine "Cinder- 
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affluence. Kiwi was a pathetic little pooch 
that had been picked up on the street and 
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"put out" when Fate stepped in and took 
a hand. Two young boys, Arthur Ornitz 
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pound and saw Kiwi. They decided that 
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for a home-made movie they were making 
and so they adopted him. Kiwi was so 
delighted to have a pair of masters that he 
gave his all to them. When the home- 
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it. He was so impressed with the dog's 
ability that he put both the dog and the 
boys under contract. You'll see the dog 
in Pete's new picture, Wanted — a Master. 
The story is based upon Kiwi's own life 
with a rags -to -riches motivation. Kiwi 
has now gone Hollywood in a big way. He 
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STAR GLEAMS 



DID you ever get corn flakes in your 
hair just after you have liberally 
doused it with pomade? I have 
— and I don't recommend the expe- 
rience to anyone else. The corn flakes 
blend into a sort of glue, and then it's 
just too bad! 

I had my strange experience during 
a blizzard on Sound Stage 19 at 
Warner's. They were making a scene 
for Slim, Pat O'Brien's new saga of 
electrical engineering. The scene we 
witnessed was stark tragedy, for Pat 
was supposed to be accidentally elec- 
trocuted during the height of a bliz- 
zard as he was doing emergency work 
on a high tension line. 

The whole interior of the stage was 
built to represent a power substation. 
The gigantic transformers and other 
electrical apparatus gave a weird fu- 
turistic effect. All around us were huge 
wind machines, and the floor was al- 
ready banked with snow. 

That's where the corn flakes came 
in. They bleach the stuff and make 
a high grade "snow" thereby. 

So here we were, in the midst of a 




Ninety feet in the air just before the cornflake 
blizzard hit Henry Fonda and Pat O'Brien in 
Slim, Warners' saga of beaucoup amperes and 
high voltage. It's a hot story in a cold setting 



blizzard while the January thermometer 
outside ranged in the high 70's. 

"Close the doors!" someone shouted 
to the outer guard. Warning bells 
rang, but not for quiet. The wind 
machines would make too much noise 
for sound effects. Voices would be 
dubbed in later. 

Then the deluge began. From chutes 
in the ceiling corn flakes shot down- 
ward in bushel lots, accounting, perhaps, 
for the high price of the commodity 
at current quotations. 

When the wind machines caught 
those flakes and hurled them at us, we 
shut our eyes and pulled our coats up 
around our faces. It was as real a storm 
as I could ask for. The cameras swung 
into action, filmed great flashes of light 
as the high voltage short-circuited. 
This was the scene intended as the film 
demise of poor Pat O'Brien. But a few 
moments later he ate a hearty lunch, 
digging corn flakes out of his ears. 

It's interesting to hear about those 
flakes. After the storm they are swept 
up and used over again at a later date. 
Eventually they become too dirty, and 
then water is added, whereupon they 
make first class slush. Except that they 
stick like glue and ruin your clothes, 
just as they grow troublesome on damp 
scalps. 



Over on another set Fernand Gravet, 
the great French star, was doing the 
last scene in The King and the Chorus 
Girl, with Joan Blondell. The king 
marries the girl at the finish, and 
strangely enough, Gravet looks like the 
Duke of Windsor, only better. In case 
you wonder, this production was 
planned long before the English crisis 
loomed. 

Gravet looks to me like a great bet 
as an American film star. His English 
is good, his manners better. Mervyn 
LeRoy has him under a seven-year con- 
tract — a deal he won't regret. 



We have just finished counting the 
flurry of votes in our December poll 
of the first ten stars as you, our readers, 
rate them. This poll we admit is not 
accurate enough nor complete enough 
to be thoroughly official. It was in- 
tended to be a guide for the editor 
in deciding on the stories you like. I 
recommend you cast your vote in our 
$ 1 ,000 contest not only by way of trying 
for a prize, but in helping your own 
favorite player run up a big total. 




When his face is in repose Fernand Gravet 
looks almost as much like the Duke of Windsor 
as does the former king of England. But how 
can he keep his face in repose when he has 
just finished a nuptial ceremony with Joan 
Blondell in The King and the Chorus Girl! 

We promised you the results of the 
December poll, and here they are. 
Ready? Go! 

I. Bob Taylor; 2. Clark Gable; 
3. Joan Crawford; 4. Nelson Eddy; 
5. Barbara Stanwyck; 6. Claudette 
Colbert; 7. Dick Powell; 8. Fred 
MacMurray; 9. Jean Harlow; 
10. Ginger Rogers. Ten others trailed 
not far behind in the following order: 
Norma Shearer, Bing Crosby, Shirley 
Temple, William Powell, Franchot Tone, 
Carole Lombard, Simone Simon, 
Jeanette MacDonald, Irene Dunne, and 
Fred Astaire. 

Compare these results with your own 
rating. Or with the box office leaders 
of 1935: Shirley Temple, Will Rogers, 
Clark Gable, Astaire-Rogers team, 
Joan Crawford, Claudette Colbert, 
Dick Powell, Wallace Beery, Joe E. 
Brown, and James Cagney. 

And what will this current year bring 
us in the line of big name stars? I'll 
offer my guess to match any you've 
got: Bob Taylor will be the top film 
personality; Clark Gable, Claudette 
Colbert, Fred MacMurray and Jean 
Harlow will be close to the front. Errol 
Flynn will become one of the biggest. 
Joe E. Brown, Jimmy Cagney and per- 
haps Simone Simon will have difficulties. 
All of the studios will be looking for 
promising young blood, but most of 
them will be disappointed. You can't 
find a Bob Taylor without a lot of 

searchinq! ,_„ 

y _TED MAGEE, 

Editorial Director. 






*^ WHEN SHE GOT RID OF "MIDDLE-AGE" SKIN 



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WHY EMIL RECOM- 
MENDS PALMOLIVE 
SOAP TO OVERCOME 

MIDDLE-AGE SKIN I 



"Palmolive is made with Olive Oil, 
a real beauty aid. And Olive Oil 
makes Palmolivc's lather gentler, 
more soothing . . . gives it a iptctai 
protecfixt quality all its own Thus 
Palmolivc docs more than just 
cleanse. It protects your skin against 
the loss ot those precious natural 
oils which feed and nourish it . . . 
that's why Palmolivc keeps your 
complexion soft, smooth and young !" 



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YES! ISNT IT WONDERFUL 
HOW DIFFERENT HES BEEN 
SINCE PALMOLIVE HELPED 
ME GET RIO OF THAT UGLY, 
DRY, 'MIDDLE-AGE* SKIN! 



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How Palmolive, made wi 
dry, lifeless, old 



th Olive Oil, prevents 
-looking skin 



DOES your complexion show 
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a young girl's appearance . . . ugly, 
heart-breaking "middle-age" skin! 
Use Palmolive regularly, these 
same beauty experts advise. For 
Palmolive, made with Olive Oil, 
does more than just cleanse! Its 
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your skin from becoming dry, life- 
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complexion soft, smooth and young! 
Does the soap you are using give 
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Are you sure it is as pure, as gentle 
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You know that Palmolive is made 
only from real beauty aids ... a 
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MADE WITH 

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Lovely lashes demand her attention 
but not a second for her tender gums 




How often such neglect leads 
to real dental tragedies . . . 
give your gums the benefit 
of Ipana and Massage. 

IET her labor over her lashes until she 
* is late for the show... let her spend 
time and money on her favorite brands 
of cosmetics and cold cream. But will 
someone please tell her about her dull, 
dingy smile— a smile that distorts a face 
even as beautiful as hers? 

Yet she coidd have— can have— teeth 
that sparkle with brilliant whiteness... 



a smile both good-looking and lovely to 
look at. But not until she knows the 
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tooth brush — knows it and does some- 
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Never Ignore "Pink Tooth Brush" 

"Pink tooth brush" is a distress signal. 
When you see it— see your dentist. Usu- 
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have grown tender because of our mod- 
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work— and, as your dentist will so often 
advise, gums that need the stimulating 
help of Ipana Tooth Paste and massage. 



For Ipana with massage is designed to 
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HARRY HAMMOND BEALL, Managing Editor 




Deanna Durbin, sensational young Uni- 
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Editorial Staff 

WILLIAM K. GIBBS 

Executive Editor 

TED MAGEE 

Editorial Director 

CHARLES RHODES 

Photographer 

Editorial Office, 7046 Hollywood Blvd., 
Hollywood, California 



Table of Contents 
SPECIAL FEATURES 

Bing Crosby Saves Chinese Babies! 24 

The story of how your letters help! 

Bette Davis, Marked Woman 32 

She'll do anything for her art. 

Meet Filmland's Newest King! 34 

Fernand Gravet's first interview. 
Ten Years of Manhandling 35 

It's a trial to play with the Marx Brothers. 
Bob Taylor Keeps a "Secret" Date! 36 

Maybe you'll sympathize" with him! 
A New Perspective on Lost Horizon 39 

An inside story of how pictures helped. 

Tinkle, Tinkle Little Star! 41 

Headaches and profits for the phone company. 

Why Film Renown Fades 70 

Basil Rathbone peers into oblivion. 

HOLLYWOOD PRODUCTIONS 

Love Flames in Another Dawn! 38 

Michael Strogoff Defies Tartars 40 

PICTORIAL SPECIALS 

Eyewitness Photos ° 

Photos of the Stars ■ 27 

It's the Animal in Them 37 

EVERY MONTH IN HOLLYWOOD 

Crossword Puzzle 8 $1,000 Contest 22 

Letters to the Editor 10 Springtime for Mary (Fashions) 42 

Hollywood Newsreel 13 Hitting Hollywood on High 44 

Charm School: Beauty 18 Topper's Reviews 46 

Hollywood Youngs+ars 20 Star Gleams 82 



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Mr. and Mrs. Chester Morris caught during 
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Una Merkel and her husband, Ronald Burla, 
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Three hearts that beat as one! Alan 
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Co-star of Cain and Mabel. 
What Astaire dances to. 
Principal personage in a picture. 

Elisabeth Bergner stars in As You It. 

Ramon's initials. 

Birthplace of Fredric March (abbr.). 
Sonja Henie performs on this. 
Tutta Rolf (init.). 

Early to . 

The fishing instructor in Libeled Lady. 

Roach. 

Blackton Gregory in Adventure in Matt* 

hattan, 

Olivia de Havilland was born on this date in 

July. 

You saw Fred Stone in Grand . 

This is reserved for you at some movie 

theaters. 

Food for cowboys' mounts. 

Whose role was that of Mabel in Cain mid 

Mabel? 

Color of Ann Dvorak's eyes. 

His last name is Martin. 

Whose starring vehicle is Go West, Young 

Man? 

Gregory is Director Rogell's ex-wife. 

Movie prices are cheapest before this time of 
day. 

Frankie Johnnie. 

First name of 1 Across. 

Cora Collins. 

Initials of James Gleason's son. 
Birthplace of Shirley Temple (abbr.). 

Sins of . 

Initials of one who was De Lawd in The 

Green Pastures. 

Her last name is Haden. 

It covers the ground in some winter scenes. 

Charlie Chan in person. 

Feminine lead in Pennies from Heaven. 

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Star of Camille. 

Benita's initials. 

He had lead in Murder With Pictures. 

First name of Mr. Blore. 

Little rodents such as Minnie and Mickey. 

Popular term for stringed instrument played 

by Cliff Edwards. 

Initials of feminine lead in Without Orders. 

Descriptive of Shirley Temple's golden locks. 

Greta Nissen was born here in Norway. 

Three — Ghosts. 

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Her first name is Frances. 

James Stewart was born here in Pennsylvania, 

Native abode in a Tarzan film. 

Most stars are known by these other than their 

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This little actress comes from South Africa. 

First name of director formerly wed to Patsy 

Ruth Miller. 

Canadian province where Mary Pickford was 

born (abbr.). 

Road . 

One of many hues shown in technicolor. 
They are worn for identification by players 
in football films (abbr.). 

Under Spell is a musical film. 

The girl in Winterset. 

Remember — Hall? 

What heroine throws around neck of hero. 

First name of Mr. Hamilton (poss.). 

One of pasteboards used by Magician Fred 

Keating. 

She was known as the "boop-a-doop" girl. 

This Be Dixie? 

Month in which Jack Oakie was born /abbr.). 
Initials of Adrienne Ames ex-husband who 
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Mr. Abel's initials. 



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She Wins Tennis Racquets 

Just a word in defense of the "movies 1 * as regards 
their influence on our youngsters of today. The 
prevailing opinion seems to be that the love and 
gangster plots of so many of the present day films 
are harmful. 

On the contrary, the screen rarely, if ever, por- 
trays a gangster as a desirable person but rather 
as a despicable fellow who rides high for a while 
but invariably lets himself in for a mean fall ere 
the story' ends. As for the so-called "love pictures,'* 
firstly, I hardly think the average child's mind has 
the capacity to absorb enough of the significance of 
the love interest in a picture for it to become dam- 
aging and, secondly, to the normal child possessing 
a healthy mind such incidents are soon forgotten 
with the next wild 'n' woolly Western or Pop-Eye 
sequence. 

Moreover, I think the most wonderful thing that 
has happened in this age for school children 
and adults is the revival of the classics and the 
immortal characters of history and literature through 
the medium of the screen. 

I say more power to the motion picture industry 
and more such splendid performances as Tale of 
Two Cities, David Copperfield, Mary of Scotland* 
et cetera! 

Enthusiastically, 

Miss Dorothy L. Devaney 
13 Myrtle Street, Maiden, Mass, 

Congratulations to Miss Dorothy L. 
Devaney. The influence of modern films 
on young America is a moot question. 
There probably are many who will agree 
with her that young minds will not be 
particularly hurt by love scenes and gang- 
ster pictures, the latter too few to be of 
much moment. — The Editor. 



An Orchid For Ruth 

I admire those players who attempt roles that 
are radically dilTerent from their usual character- 
izations. 

And in this respect I would like to make my 
personal nomination for the outstanding piece of 
professional courage exhibited during 1936. The 
palm goes to Ruth Chatterton for her fine work in 
Dodsworth. 

Playing the part of a vain, selfish wife, a part 
that probably received scant sympathy from the 
fans. Miss Chatterton proved that she is a true 
artist. She played her part so well that the acting 
of Walter Huston and Mary Astor was doubly effec- 
tive. Miss Katharine Osgood 

1019 47th Street, Emeryville, Cal